Hi, I've been on pred 4 yrs almost now. Currently on 3mg. Mum has had PMR for years and her oesophagus is shot to pieces. She is 91 but struggles hugely with eating and has regular bouts of sickness. Because of this I refused Alendronic acid originally believing it to be the main culprit for her peptic ulcer and this chronic deterioration. However my dexa scan 2 yrs on reveals significant deterioration. I have been trying to do exercise and diet to combat but clearly it's not been sufficient. Am I right in understanding that AA is the main culprit for oesophagus damage? Or is Pred partly responsible? I have heard too that you can have AA infused? Would this be a better option if I felt I needed to take it for a while to strengthen my bones?
Thanks, Judith x