Jan 2018 first dexascan was normal. Yet, my dear Rheumy wanted me to take Fosamax. I took him a copy of PMRpro’s link to the document showing that there may be fewer Prednisone side-effects than we are told and he read it. Thank you PMRpro!!!!
Inspired by HeronNS’s “My Osteoporosis” Journey (posted here in March or April), I added Vit K2 to my supplements of calcium, magnesium and D3 and began to walk almost 10,000 steps every day. I take other supplements, too, plus follow an anti-inflammation diet.
My Rheumy is really great. He listens very well, takes notes, and at each appointment I can tell he has reviewed his notes. So in June when I asked for a dexascan to see the effects of my supplements and walking he said sure.
At this week’s appointment, (August) he had to listen to me hoot and cheer when he told me my dexa showed my bone density has increased since the January scan!!! He said to continue taking my supps and walking and have another scan in 18 months. YAY!! Thank you a million HeronNS!!!!
Dxd wi PMR Jan 2018
Started on 15 mg
Aug 2018 on 8 mg (tapering on DL’s taper schedule) Thank you DL!