I am a little anxious as I am 47 years old peri menopausal, and now on Steroids, and I am also Lactose Intolerant so avoid Dairy. I notice a lot of you seem to have trouble getting Dexa scans. The only treatment I've been given so far is Calcium + Vit D supplements, is this sufficient or should I have a base line scan. Most articles I read say that most bone loss due to steroids happens in the earlier part of treatment. I am already 9 weeks into treatment so worried I could already be potentially losing bone density.