For info- PMR started in April 2012; diagnosed and Pred started in Dec 2012
Have just got blood test results for my thyroid function and for PMR inflammation - after reducing pred again from 2 mg - 1.5 mg everyday. Dr says I now need to increase thyroxine again!
Just to make others aware what can happen as Pred goes up and down.. When taking 15-20 mg of pred I had to half my thyroxine dose... Now taking low dose of pred. having to increase thyroxine again. Feeling relieved as I was feeling very tired........and weight not shifting even though eating carefully. I hope the increase in my thyroxine gives me back energy and allows me to lose weight back to pre pred level ( probably about half a stone). Fatter face has gone.
When thyroid is rebalanced ( month or two?) will try and reduce Pred again. Still aiming at feeling well and aiming at zero Pred.
Dr also says I can have another bone scan in the next year
( just to check) last one done just over 2 years ago which showed bones were in good condition.