I have PMR/GCA and am currently tapering from 40mg of prednisolone, now at 32.5mg. Rheumatologist has recommended and prescribed Bisphosfonate (spelling?) in weekly tablet form. Osteoporosis is prevalent in my family, my mother age 78 has it as do her sisters, so I understand the rational, but on researching this drug it terrifies me. I had a routine bone scan before I started with PMR and was told it was ‘normal’ 18 months ago (age 55). I didn’t ask much more as I thought I would have another scan 5 years hence. I’m having another bone scan in 3 months time when I will have been on steroids for 6 months by then. I’m conflicted as to whether to wait for those results before I start on the weekly tablet.
Do any of you have any experience of taking this drug?