dearest fellow sufferers, please may I ask your attention again, since I left my gp almost in tears. I seem to have upset him. three month on my pmr way now and the visit was about bloodtestresults. Rather good bse 17 and crp 3mg. vit. D is 61. About the prednison I follow the 10 % steps, every 4 weeks ( first week two high, one low, next week alternating, third week two low one high, 4th week low to see how it works, a system I trust, then reduce again. Am somewhere around 11,5 mg now. My gp said, what you do is hocus pocus, it is for a reason the tablets come in 5mg which you can divide in half. After that he said enteric capsules have no use, the prednison is absorbed in the bloodstream and weakens the gastric mucosa anyway, so he wants me back on omeprazol. And on top of that he wants me on alendronic acid. I.ve been reading a lot about that develish medication, and asked for a dexascan before I decide but that was not his idea. It is my choice of course but I don't know what to do. I prefer eating healthy and walk in moderation to my possibility, which is > 4mile a day. Sorry for the long story and thanks so much for reactions I am looking forward to. p.s. I want to ad a photo, but not such a big one?