At my last rheumy appointment we agreed to reduce my steroids from 19mg a day to 17.5 then by 2.5 every two weeks until I got to 10mg. This was to confirm the pmr diagnosis as I was not getting the pain relief I should have even at 20mg. I have been up to as much as 40mg but initially got very good relief at 15mg. Anyway now at 9mg and in agony so I think I have confirmed that I do have pmr. I had bloods taken this week, no results yet, so feel that I can increase the steroid dose. I have another rheumy appointment in a weeks time but I am in such pain and have had to go sick from work. I really think I should increase but to what level and should I consider splitting it by taking some in the morning and some later? Thanks in advance for your replies and advise. 😀
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