Consultant says I have to decide between the dangers of the pred and the dangers of my condition (GCA/PMR) . Been on pred March 2015 15mgs then 1st June til now 40mgs. Tried reducing a few weeks ago got to 30mgs but was so breathless and have very swollen feet/ankles/legs. Went back up after test showed no obvious problems with heart/lungs and symptoms mostly resolved themselves but have swellings on feet still. Consultant given me a slower reduction scheme (2yrs) but still starts off with 5mg drop! He suggests I include methotrexate to help as many find it useful and I shouldn't feel I have to be in one camp or the other. Sadly I had many many questions but mine was the last appointment if the day and he was rushing to catch aplane off to a conference. So guys I need to hear both sides as I feel negative toward methotrexate. Spoke to a lovely lady in waiting room who is all for it as it has given her her life back, she has RA. She has no hair loss or depression and she said she would be more nervous of pred if she was me. Thanks all for listening and hope you all have a fabulous weekend. It's sunny here Witney (Oxfordshire). Lv cc ☀️☀️😎
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