I have had sciatica for three weeks and various different painkillers. I have been trying to reduce the steroids 6-5 this week because my rheumy insists the PMR has gone into remission but this morning I have developed painful hips and thighs. Yesterday I saw my GP re painkillers because the ones I have been on for the last week (for sciatica) didn't seem to be lasting long enough (I am back in pain before the time comes round to take the nest dose he has now put me on analgesic patches. I put one in position last night according to the instructions it will probably take till this evening to work. Meanwhile I am left with paracetamol. My question is am I having a flare and therefore should I increase steroids Wendy
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