I thought I would report back following my 'hip and back' question earlier this week. I had my faith renewed in doctors when I saw a locum doctor yesterday as mine was on holiday. This doctor tested my hip and back and said that it was not PMR related as the pain was only on one side. She is sending me for an X-ray to see what is wrong.
She 'raised her eyebrows ' when I said I had had no tests since my initial diagnosis.
She is now arranging for ESR, FBC, bone profile, and other routine tests. She also spotted that I was receiving no calcium on prescription so I told her I was buying them myself following the invaluable information I was getting on PMRGCA - little plug there! She has now supplied me with Adcal-D3. She seemed very knowledgeable about PMR. I wish she could be my doctor!!
Could I ask now that I am at 10 mg Pred how long should I stay at this level or should I, say in a months time, start a reduction of half a mg and how long should I stay at each stage -assuming my body will allow me.
I feel much better in myself this morning knowing that I am now getting places.
Best wishes to you all and thank you once again for the replies pointing me in the right direction.