I've been on 5mg since February. As I've mentioned before I've been sensible, not reducing when my body faced new challenges - standing for election to the Council in a very hilly area (unsuccessful), then just before polling day I fell and cut open my lower leg. It scabbed over 3 months later (no blood on the dressing for nearly 3 weeks now). 3 weeks ago I had cataract surgery on one eye (amazing result - I can see for miles). Surgery on the other eye to follow in about six weeks. About three months ago I noticed that my knees were painful, only when getting out of bed, sitting down, or getting up - when I have to use the muscles to stand up or sit down, not when I'm stood up or sat down, and not when I'm walking. I also have from time to time pain across my shoulders, but not PMR-type pain. I'm 6' 7" tall and weigh too much, about 19 stones. I used to be active.
I have paroxysmal atrial fibrillation but that's controlled by medication. I've been asthmatic for 41 years but that's largely controlled by medication. I have an enlarged prostate which is largely controlled by medication, and I have PMR which is a beast of a condition. Most of the time I'm fine, but lack energy. Today I planned to vacuum the dining room and tidy it up this morning, and update my village website this afternoon. So far I've done nothing, which is basically what I've done every day this week.
The shoulder pain seems to be related to low blood pressure - I've just taken it , and it was 89/55, with a pluse rate of 81.
I'm 70 but told by my doctor that I look 60. Sometimes I feel 95. I've had PMR for just over 2 years, and as you can tell I'm fed up with it. For PMR I'm on 5mg Prednisolone, Calceos (Calcium and vitamin D3), and a weekly dose of Alendronic Acid, following a Dexascan.