I was so pleased with myself a couple of weeks ago because after yo-yoing up and down all last year I had finally reduced to 1mg and then slowly to none. However one of the "benefits" I found when taking the tablets was that they not only masked the PMR muscle problems but also appeared to reduce my other aches and pains. I have had osteo-arthritis and osteoporosis for a long time. Results from recent x-rays revealed that my hips would last a bit longer but the bone loss in my lower back was severe.
As I lowered the Pred dose these joint pains have returned with a vengeance. Also I am incredibly tired, I can be ready for bed just after tea and although I don't sleep well, mostly because of my hip and knee pain, I can be in bed for the next 12 hours. I am assuming that although I followed all the good guidance, mostly from this blog, that my adrenals are still not properly awake.
I am trying to put the PMR behind me by going to aquarobics etc but it is a struggle. I spent less than an hour exercising in the gym yesterday but that finished me off for the rest of the day.
I have made an appointment with a GP but am wondering whether I should start up again with the steroids?