I started on prednisone 5 mg 10 days prior to having a baseline bone density scan. I also started placquinil and weekly vit d in early July. Vit d level came up great after the 6 weeks. Rheumy got density scan report and is not a happy camper
I'll be 63 in December and already have spine fusions and ongoing issues.....anyway, scan showed a -2.5 for femur/hip but lumbar spine was -3.7. I don't have appt. till 9/17 so was interested in what others with lupus have experienced having this scan. Internet reseach says they don't know if lupus itself can cause osteoporosis......but is a possibility.