Would welcome any advice please.
Started on 15 mg Pred in August diagnosed with PMR after 9 months. Symptoms relieved very quickly.
Followed GP's plan - 15 mg for two weeks, 12.5 mg for two weeks, 10 mg for two weeks. Noticed slight discomfort at this point in right hip but nothing to shout about. Blood test showed ESR was down to 3 from 26 (never went above 26).
Plan then was for 9mg for a month then 8.
Slightly worried so printed off the slow reduction plan and told GP this was how I wanted to continue.
Two weeks on and after only two odd days at 8mg pain in hip has got worse.
Slight discomfort right shoulder. All one side ??
I do have metal hip joints since 2002 but have not had pain with them previously.
Can't get appointment until December lst but will not reduce any more. Am even wondering if I should go back to 10mg.
I am 70