I was diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica around 6 weeks ago having suffered from the condition for around 2 excruciating months. Prescribed Prednisolone (gastric resistant) for the first month. Tangible side effect was buzzy/hyper sensation some of the time - and increased appetite. Second visit to consultant a few days ago - prescribed a) prednisolone (not gastro-resistant) on a reducing dose for the next six months, b) calcium and Vitamin D to counter the calcium-reducing side-effect of the prednisolone and c) Alendronic Acid to 'bind the calcium to the bones'. Has anybody out there resisted taking the AA - the potential side-effects are, to put it mildly, pretty scary - and what was the result?
Alendronic Acid Can the 'medication = side e... - Vasculitis UK
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