Hi just thought I'd share. . Diagnosed 5 weeks ago and put on 20mg which was amazingly good overnight pains dissappeared.. got quickly down to 15 then 12.5 and have been on 10 for last 3 days and feeling so far so good. Went privately and so had Bone scan immediately got results today and he said my bones are "very very good" he repeated that a few times. I guess it is because I was extremely active prior to being hit with PMR. He advised to stay on 10 for a while before tapering again but prescribed me with the previously allusive 1mg dose. I have given up fast running and spin classes but other than that am feeling well enough for pilates body pump walking cycling swimming and slower running...finding that actually I enjoy slower running much more...friendlier at the back! He also said not to take the A A as it was a drug and just to take vitamin d and calcium to keep bones good in winter. Feeling better than I have for months and keen to stay that way....half evenbooked a halfmarathon in January in canary islands....will just plod get some vit d and really enjoy it without looking at a watch. Have been through some tough times with my husbands cancer and not out of the woods with that as yet... more surgery once current infection has dried up....so great to have some good news for a change x Has anyone any advice or guidelines on how long I should stay on 10? He suggested a month....would appreciate your opinions thanx
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