Following PMR diagnosis in March I have been taking 15 mg of pred for 8 weeks which I needed to split, 5mg at 11pm then 10mg in the morning in order to control the severe pain in my arms and shoulders which still occurred if I took the full dose in the morning.
Then I reduced by 1 mg at night, so was taking 14 mg for two weeks, which was fine, so then reduced by another 1mg at night 5 days ago to get to 13mg. Unfortunately after 3 days I thought I had hurt my back and been struggling, not able to bend, turn over in bed etc. This morning my arms feel uncomfortable too, so I think the pain I am having is the PMR pain. My doctor asked me to reduce to 12 and a half but I was not happy with that and thought I would do it more slowly. Should I have reduced the morning dose instead? Should I go back up to 14 or 15mg? How should I split it? Have to see the doc. this week. Very disappointing. Thankyou