My G.P. asked for another blood test after I'd been on Pred. for two weeks. She said it showed that the inflammation in my body had subsided and that I definitely had PMR. She also explained that taking steroids could cause osteoporosis, so as a precaution she has prescribed Calcichew - D3 Forte Chewable tablets. (They taste very nice!) I am more worried by the next tablet she has given me. Alendronic Acid Once Weekly Tabs. I have to take those at the same time on the same day each week and remain upright for at least 30 minutes after swallowing it. This is quite a large tab, and I'm not good at swallowing even small tabs!
How did I get here? I have had an underactive thyroid for about 8 years, and I am 83 years of age, so I suppose I should be thankful that PMR is all I have. - Jean