I am a 73 year old woman, newly diagnosed with Temporal Arteritis. The treatment is long term Prednisone, the evil miracle drug. At my age my bones are already compromised, so what do I do? I refuse to take those horrible drugs for Osteoporosis, and take care of my bones with supplements. Also, I have low pressure Glaucoma. Prednisone can destroy the optic nerve also. This is very depressing. What do I do? What's the shortest period of time that anyone has taken Pred for this condition?
Thank you