Having successfully reduced from 50mg to 45mg Pred for 3 weeks, then to 40mg, started driving again & returned to work everything seemed to be running smoothly. Should've read the blogs more closely!!
First came the sudden & unexplained heavy nosebleeds (apparently capilliaries too close to the surface & induced by Pred). Had one nostril cauterised by ENT whilst on holiday at my daughter's but sneezed the following day and back to square one! It has now eased off with application of Naseptin antibiotic cream. While this was happening pulled muscle in small of back getting out of bath. I managed to ease this with strategic extra cushion. In the last week or so I have struggled to even walk because of muscular pains in both legs. This week I reduced Pred to 30mg (as per Rheumy's advice) and by lunchtime was already feeling lightheaded but it eased; The following day brought more of the same.
GP advice-- move back up to 35mg for at least a week before reducing to 30mg and referral back to Rheumy.Not only has my body become too accustomed to Pred but I have the classic moon-face, have put back on all weight lost in previous year and also have much-reduced mobility!