My GP has been pressurising me to take Alendronic Acid and I have been resisting. She sent me to Dr Peel at the Northern General Hospital with notes designed to make the case for me to go on the drug. A bit like being sent to the Headmistress! Saying that I was fearful of side effects( I am).
Today I was told that my Dexa Scan showed that I had above average bone density for my age, in fact the bone density of a 30 year old! They were pleased that I was coming off steroids ( on 7 mgs) and after 5 mgs they wouldn't be too worried. They were happy that I was walking each day 6,500 steps at least and taking Adcal Calcium and vit D. My vit D levels are normal. If I have a flare and up my dose I have to tell them. They recommend another bone scan in about a year. I couldn't be more relieved and am puzzled that the GP had the same scan results and told me they were cause for concern. Why are some doctors so keen for us to take these drugs when they can have devastating side effects? I literally bounced out of there!