Hi. PMRandRa has asked me to open this thread as it seems we have one thing in common (probably have more) but we both suffer with pain in the glutes and thighs. Sometimes it was as though I had done an hour of squats with heavy dumbbells.... not my scene! As soon as I started on 15mg pred (Nov) all my pains went away but whenever I reduce the first clue to my PMR still being with me is my glutes and thighs ache but not as bad as before. Eventually it dissolves away and I wait a further month or so before reducing again. I have just reduced from 10mg to 9.5 over a 3 week period and again am aware of glutes?? I take my preds at night as they don't affect my sleep but I have read that the coated pills take 6 hours to absorb into our body but uncoated only take 2-3 hours. As I am now having to take some uncoated I am thinking of taking those in the morning with breakfast as I'm not happy taking those before bed on a near empty stomach (just have glass of milk or a yoghurt at bedtime). Just rang my doctor to check on my last flu jab....... it was 2013 so I am fairly sure that my PMR was due to stress in Sept / Oct 2014. I have fabulous Dr who let's me call the shots on reducing ☺.
Love to all. Mary