Feeling well so Dr has said I can reduce Pred by 1mg per month as long as everything is ok - now taking 12mg - (started at 20mg on Xmas eve) Also to go back and see her whenever I need to. While at the Drs, I asked for a Bone scan and an appointment came through for 3 weeks time - very pleased about that as I want to see the state of my bones as a bench mark now (Have only been diagnosed at Xmas). I am 59 yrs old
Dr also suggested I take "stomach protectors" Lansoprazole every day as I asked for coated steroids (2.5mg were coated; 5mg were not - so bitter!!) The chemist told me this was a good idea so I am now taking them too.... Haven't got any stomach problems or a delicate gut so I am surprised these have been prescribed. Does anyone else have these?
Will let you know the results of my bone scan when done
Also have had no headaches (used to get migraine once a month approx)or hangover feelings (after a few over- indulgences on hol!) Is this normal on Pred?
Anyway ..I feel my medical care has been very good so far .....all positive news. Hope this helps others.