I reduced my prednisolone dose for PMR to 15 mg from 20 mg 3 weeks ago and, other than a little achiness around the shoulder-blades in the morning, have been fine all day throughout this time. However, this morning I woke up in terrible pain across my upper back and shoulders and couldn't even turn over in bed. I took my preds early as soon as I woke (with some food I keep by my bed) as I always do and lay there and rested for a couple of hours, after which the pain went away. I don't understand how this flare-up could have happened as I've been OK and it's not as if I reduced only a few days ago.
We are having a new kitchen fitted and the house is in total chaos. Could stress cause a flare-up?
I don't want to up the dose as I was shaky on 20 mg.