It sounds like your Mum must have been on quite a high dose of Pred. What was her condition to need these? When I began in 1988, we continually asked by rheumy "What about osteo?" and always got the answer "We'll worry about that in 20 years!" Well, it's near enough to the 20 years, and we discovered by accident (over 2 yrs ago) because I fractured a rib whilst straining on the toilet (don't laugh - everyone does it!)My bone mass was near enough to fine - it's been monitored yearly for the past 6-7 years. Anyone, I can't stress more strongly that drs & patients need to be aware of the probs. If your particular dr isn't interested, get into gear & change to someone you can trust.
Has your Mum fractured a vertebral process? How is she? Is she on Fosamax?
All the best.
[This message has been edited by annika.64 (edited 02-06-2003).]
Annie Kay xx