My mum who is 80 has recently had a diagnosis of PMR (she also has RA and osteoarthritis so its taken a while to reach this) . Up until now because the diagnosis wasn't PMR, her pain and symptoms had been managed with steroid injections, which wore off & needed repeating every 3 months. With the diagnosis of PMR the GP has just prescribed her 15mg prednisolone. She said she felt amazing the first day she took it and all her pain went, but next day was a bit disappointing because it didn't as much effect. She's been on them 5 days now-overall it sounds like there is a marked improvement in both movement and pain, but difficulty going upstairs is still there in the evenings (very difficult getting out of chair still in evening). How long should improvement take, should she give it 7-10 days before reviewing dose? I've read all symptoms go within 24-48 hours (which they did in first 24 hours)? & 70% respond quickly with all symptoms going, does that leave 30% who take a little longer?
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