I had a recall to the rheumy this week (5 days notice) where I was given an injection into the left shoulder (to match the right from 2 weeks ago). The cortisone has sufficiently masked bursitis & tendonitis to enable me to distinguish PMR pain as a separate entity, making reduction less guess work and more science!
I think having a young new consultant with him seems to have done wonders to his morale! Not only did he agree with the slowly, slowly approach to reduction ( I'm half-way between 7 and 6), he also told me not to go below 5mg until I have seen him again in 3 months.
There is light at the end of the tunnel and, with my new glasses, I finally have a chance of seeing it.