So here I've been, jogging along nicely for the last three weeks on 20mgs of pred and doing very nicely when out of the blue on Thursday I was hit by what I can only assume is a full-blown flare - bilateral pain and stiffness on the same scale as when pmr initially hit. It's knocked me for six, as you can well imagine.
I had to take to my bed by Friday afternoon, and was there all day yesterday. I took my usual 20mgs yesterday morning, but by lunchtime I decided to take another 5mgs. Had a sleepless night, but definitely feel less stiff this morning, though still have pain. Not wanting to stay up on 25mgs, today I have taken 22.5mgs to see if this is enough. My question is, from others of you who have suffered flares, how do you go about treating and coping with them? Do you up your pred, and if so for how long roughly?
In my last post, I said that the lovely locum who initially diagnosed me has left my tapering up to me as he recognises that only I know how I feel, but how long should I wait before going back to see him?
Thanking you all in advance for your invaluable advice xx