Your expert opinions would be appreciated. I started 15mg pred in Dec 2016 after being diagnosed with PMR. I had Dexascan in Feb 2017 which showed
Neck of Femur TScore: -2.6 ZScore: -0.9, Total Hip TScore -1.9 ZScore: -0.5, Spine TScore -3.0 ZScore: -1.0 Scan interpretation: Vert L1-L4 Osteoporosis, Total Hip - Osteopenia, Neck of Femur - Osteoperosis
I took Alendronic Acid daily for about 9 months but started to have slight trouble swallowing so decided to stop. About 6 months later I mentioned it at a check up with GP and told her I wasn't going to go back on it and she wrote to Hospital for further advice. They advised in February 2018 that I continue bone treatment so I had an infusion which has been fine with no side effects. I am now due for another infusion and I would much prefer not to have this. I have reduced to 1mg of pred and walk on average 2 hours a day, either on the flat or on rocky steps in the hills where I live. I am about to take up swimming again and feel pretty fit most of the time. I have no idea if these results are high or low level osteoporosis but would like to try to improve it by exercise, equally I do not want to risk broken bones! I am not due for another Dexascan until Feb 2020.
Any advice please?