I saw the consultant rheumatologist today and she couldn`t have been nicer or more helpful. She said I`m doing very well and to keep doing exactly what I`m doing now. She is happy that I`m using the dead slow taper and said that is what she advises her patients to do if they have problems lowering their dose of steroids. She said steroid-induced diabetes should go away as I reduce further. She didn`t have a problem with the fact that I couldn`t take Alendronic Acid because it somehow freaked me out. She has ordered a dexa scan and said we`ll take it from there. All my blood tests came back normal. I have posted so many problems here looking for advice, so thought I would post some good news at last.
Excellent appointment with the rheumatologist. - PMRGCAuk
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Fantastic. It makes so uch difference when you feel you are working with someone.