, I´m a woman, 65 years old, from Sweden. So please excuse my bad English. I was diagnosed PMR/GCA in November 2012 and started at 40 mg Pred. Now I´m at 8,75 mg since for about 2,5 months ago. I´ve been quite well for about two weeks, until I got a vaccination against pneumonia 5 days ago. Then I had fever one evening and had a flare up of PMR/GCA. My ERS was 9 and CPR 2 before and haven´t been checked afterwards. Is this common? Has anyone experienced something like this? Would it be wise to increase the dose of Pred?
I also would like to know when is the best time to take the medicine when you are doing night shift? I´m a nurse, working at a recovery ward 8-9 nights a months and do often feel exhausted, dizzy and got a low blood pressure in the middle of the night. I would also add that this group has taught me more than any doctor has done. Thank you!