Received great advice when I was first diagnosed in October 2015 and wonder if you can help me. I am currently on 3mg - tried 2.5 a few weeks ago and pain came flooding back. I recently moved and I am finding it difficult to get my new GP to prescribe pred in 1mg increments - as that means lots of pills - the first prescription I got less than 2 weeks supply as I pay for my drugs and this is very unfair. He finally gave in and gave me 2 months supply, but this was after 3 visits to the pharmacy and 3 to the surgery and this is the second time this has happened - I have no reassurances that this will not happen when I next have to get them. Does anyone else have this problem?
Also he is not keen to monitor me in any way other than he is trying to talk me into drugs for my bones which I have refused - this is not as a result of a bone scan, just as a result of a phone call about pred. Prior to diagnosis I was a very keen runner and very fit and active. I still do a lot of exercise (at a more sedate pace). I run, cycle, do body pump, Pilates and spin classes weekly. I take vitamin D supplements and I try to be outdoors as often as I can.
When I last had a Dexa scan - I was not advised of the results, but all was well. However, I was told that as I have had a total hysterectomy, am on steroids and am 57 my bones are being attacked from all angles. Do you think my exercise, outdoor activities and supplements are enough? The GP sort of scared me when he said that if I did not take them I will find out too late that I should have.
Appreciate any help and advice. Thanks