Back on prednisone again. I've been back on for a month now, I've had 2 courses before but hated the side effects so came to a compromise to go in at a much lower dose this time. They did take longer to work but are definitely working their magic. Started to taper down and alllllll my symptoms came back. I've put myself back up on the dose and am seeing my gp tomorrow to further discuss.
Just wanted to see if/how you all cope with prednisone and coming off them-am I having a flare or are these symptoms my "new normal". Anybody else suffer with symptoms unless on the prednisone?
My ESR was marginally raised in jan and symptoms were fairly moderate then so rheumy was confident another flare was on it's way, she gave me an injection but it was short lived.
How long can a flare last? Sorry for all the questions-I'm newly diagnosed and desperately trying to get my routine/life back after an incredibly tough couple of years!
Many thanks X