Hi, I'm new! I am wondering whether everyone is taking Alendronic acid with their Pred? I was diagnosed with GCA six weeks ago...no eye problems so started on 40mg Pred and reduced last week to 30mg, but I have yet to take my first dose of Alendronic acid. I don't know why but I feel really nervous about taking it. My DEXA last summer was fine but my mum had osteoporosis and fractured her hip in later life so added to steroids my rheumy says I should start the weekly Alendronic acid treatment. At the moment, I have no symptoms of PMR and so I am keeping fit and really taking care with diet etc, vitamins. Should I just get on and take it?I would be really grateful for any advice.