Thank you John. these two links give me lots of concern. I have a good Dr. who thinks it is important to get on fosamax
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Wed, Nov 29 3:28pm · PMR and Prednisone and Osteoporosis
I have PMR and also have ostopenia which started prior to my PMR diagnosis. My Rheumatologist suggested that I take Fosamax or Actonel in order to reduce the chances of getting osteoporosis. I am wondering if anyone out there with PMR and had a bone density test which the results indicated ostopenia or osteoporosis. If so how long have you been on prednisone. Has anyone been on or is on a drug such as the two above because they are on long term predisone. I am trying to decide which to take if any. I would appreciate any thoughts or comments you may have.
Fri, Oct 6 9:09am · Prednisone and osteopenia how to control
I am 75 and was told two months ago that I have PMR. I was started on prednisone 20mg and now on15mg and will be on 12.5 in a week. I just had bone blood work which was normal and a bone density test which showed Osteopenia and the doctor recommended I read about taking alendronate (fosamax) Does anyone have a similar experiences, options or thoughts since it appears longterm use of prednisone can impact bone density.
Fri, Sep 22 6:50pm · My 17 yr old grandson has diabetes and now has Lyme Disease in Autoimmune Diseases
I took my wife to Mayo in July for her care and while I was there I found out I had PMR. Mayo Rochester is Outstanding! Every doctor, every member of the staff we came in contact with and all of the volunteers and facilities are just the best. They really care. Lots of hotels. We stayed at the Homewood Suites which is also very good. One mile to Mayo and they have a shuttle several times a day. I have been to all 3 of the Mayo’s and can not say enough good things about them.
Wed, Sep 20 6:35pm · Hello, I am new Mayo connect and new to PMR
I am a 75 year old male and I was diagnosed w poly myalgia rheumatica (pmr) two months ago while I was at Rochester while my wife was being seen for her health issues at Mayo Clinic. My PMR came on quickly with the worst pain that i have ever experienced. I was very fortunate to be at Rochester and saw several great Mayo doctors in the emergency room at Saint Mary’s hospital and then in the Rhuematology Clinic. I started on Prednisone 20MG and now on 15MG following Mayo’s taper plan. My primary care doctor in my hometown has been seeing me until my appointment with a rheumatologist in October for followup care. Lots questions and concerns about the long term use of prednisone and it’s potential side effects.