I was diagnosed in June 2019 with PMR after an unexpected attack out of the blue , when I was in so much pain I couldn't move and began shaking and with my teeth chattering. An excellent GP pulled out all the stops, arranged immediate blood tests and other examinations and very soon prescribed prednisolone.
I had taken prednisolone years ago when I was 30 to 42 in varying doses for ulcerative colitis. No doubt as a result I now have osteoporosis, as well as arthritis which is mostly in my hands, wrists and feet.
I went from 15mg of pred gradually over 18 months and managed to come off it in December. However after a few weeks I had a flare up and am now back on 5mg for 4 weeks then down to 4mg for the next 4.
I already take 2 adcal each day and wonder if extra vitamin d would be advisable and at what dose? I also take an alendronic acid tablet once a week.