I am 3 months into my PMR journey, currently on 21mg of Pred. My GP was very keen to start me on Omeprazole when I first started taking the steroids, but I resisted - thinking I could protect my stomach by taking them with yoghurt as some of you have suggested. I'm also taking Aloe Vera every day.
However, in the last week or so I've started to get some twinges of pain in my stomach and my GP's words that I "don't want to end up in A&E with gastric bleeding" are ringing in my ears.
So I've just taking the Omeprazole packet down off the shelf, but I'm concerned about the side effects of another "heavy-weight" medication on top of the steroids. Especially the effect on bone density, and also it can reduce your white blood cell count (mine is quite low already).
Does anybody have any alternative suggestions?