I have been decreasing my steroids and as usual got to 14mg and have flared up.My Dr says I can go up to 15mg again which I have done but after 1 day my pains are so much worse in my hands and shoulders. I was diagnosed with pmr and more recently seronegative arthritis, although I don't seem to fit in with the description of that.I knew this would happen and I know in the past I have to go up more than to the last amount I was on before flaring.I have been on no lower than 8mg pred but no higher than 20mg for 16 months. Would you increase the steroids to maybe 16mg for a few days? I am on hydroxychloroquine but that is not working and I see a rheumy next Friday.
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