I've had PMR for almost four years & followed a path very similar to many of you on this forum.
Following a long time on high doses of Prednisolone with the addition of MethotrexateI l reached 7mg from 20mg ~ that sounds more straightforward than it was!
However, my world was turned upside down with the discovery of a Breast Lump & a diagnosis of Multi Focal Cancer (a new one on me)
So here I am at home Post Op & doing very nicely following a Mastectomy on Thursday.
The Team were amazing, they did additional research taking into account the PMR, the Pred & MXT and my options for reconstruction & came down on the side of caution taking into accounts the risks of rejection of a reconstruction & believe me there are many!
They were brilliant re my Steroids & 'covered' me with IV Hydrocortisone in Theatre & Post Operatively.
The Registrar came to see me the following morning & said she was off to take more advise re my Pred which they then increased to 10mg for two weeks then back to 7mg after that.
So my question is have any of you Ladies had Breast Cancer while on Prednisolone and had any kind of Reconstruction Post Operatively?
There's no time limit on to when I can have it done but ideally they'd like me to be off Pred & MXT and they will send me to a Plastic Surgeon.
I was also very,very impressed by my Surgeons understanding of PMR & it being a Nasty Condition!
PS they took me off MXT 10days Pre Operatively & I won't restart until I've healed. If however I need further treatment (Chemotherapy) then I won't go back on it at all!
Hope everyone is doing well & it's a bright sunny morning here in North Wales
Best Wishes To Everyone xx