Advice on Alendronic acid please Saw a different GP recently, the other one was on holiday. She told me to cut down on Pred from 15mg to 12mg and also to start on Alendronic tablets and calcium. Almost immediately, the pains came back in my shoulders and hands, so after a few days I upped the dose to 14mg per day. Then I started suffering discomfort in my tummy, feeling a bit sick and that I needed to "pass a motion" which sometimes I did and sometimes didnt. Have decided today not to continue with these and talk to the doctor about it again in two weeks time, after my next blood test. Last blood results were good. Also feeling a bit weary, but life must go on and my bulbs need planting in the next week or so!