After steadily reducing down to 4mg daily, I wondered if a spell back up on 5mg would help to give me a burst of energy.
Nearly 3 weeks later, I can report that I have felt a marginal improvement in how sore my hands are. But I have felt no more energetic (it would be hard to get *less* energetic!) and in the last couple of days, I've had a return of the episodes of flushing and shaking that developed a few months after starting on 20mg last year, and which gradually diminished as I tapered down. So that does seem to implicate the prednisolone in these episodes. Consequently, I'm going back down to 4mg.
Also had a letter from my rheumy saying that my muscle enzyme levels are elevated and please to repeat soonest. It's a full time job being ill. x
PS That's my Sparrowhawk, photographed from my armchair, sunning herself beneath the bird feeders and hoping a juicy little sparrow might care to join her...