bromley wrote:I've had very little reaction to the Rebif, which has surprised the MS nurse.
When I started rebif i was comming off a LONG pulse of prednisone, and i didnt have any reactions to rebif (apart from slight injection site). but once i was off prednisone, boy did the rebif & me argue.
bromley wrote:But the neuro warned that using them too frequently could lead to osteoporosis
I had been using prednisone on and off over 10 years. A DEXA (used to accurately measure bone density) showed my bone density was well below one deviation of average for my age. I was put on a medication called Fosamax (used by old women with osteo) and one year later i was only marginally below average. The only common side effect with fosamax is heartburn. I never suffered, and its a single pill each week on an empty stomach.
bromley wrote:I met Raven who is the same age as me (41) and he had asked for statins from a chemist but was told that he was under 50 and slim so no can do.
Try the chemist you get the rebif from, they may be a little more understanding when they know you have a serious condition, and know you personally. Or a large Boots may let it slide.
Not that i know what the hell i am talking about, but i have a feeling that the good effects of prednisone were the anti-inflamatory effects, and thats probably why statins have worked so well for me. Since you also went well on prednisone, I would think they may also work for yourself. The last time my doctor (GP) saw me, he was VERY happy i am off the prednisone. So maybe that might be a bargaining point with your dr, prednisone, or statin, the lesser of two evils is lipitor...