On Thursday I was almost finished with a slow taper from 8 mg. Prednisone to 7.25 mg. After about 39 days working on the taper I was on PMRpro's series of one day old dose and 4 days new, lower dose. I was on the 3rd day of the lower dose, when I started having pain just above my ankle joint, in the low front of my right leg, slightly to the left of center. I was at a grocery store and began limping. When I got home I could not walk well enough to get the groceries out of the car. It progressed to the point that I could not walk 4 feet in the kitchen to the refrigerator in order to put the groceries away. The right foot did not want to bear any weight. I only had baby aspirin as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. I took six 81 mg. tablets. After about an hour the pain went completely away. This seems so weird to go from a really bad problem to nothing in a short period of time. If I didn't have GCA and PMR I would simply chalk this up to something which is weird, but gone. But now I am more careful. Does anybody have thoughts on this?
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