12 weeks ago I thought I was having a flare so I increased the Pred to 15 from13.Did not make any diff.Searching symptoms came up with Sciatica. Dr /Xray showed slight wear and tear lower spine, Dr did not comment after taking Bloods, all ok. Advised increase in 'paracetamol'. the Sciatica? is almost as bad as the 'PMR' when 1st but reasonable with Pred. now could ,but do not ,lie in bed, but have to take it easy until noon when pain eases - 'paracetamol' build up-taking affect?. Dr arranged Physio but find it not poss. to do much of the daily exercises.(4 appts now).Pain /much fatigue. Went swimming my usual exercise early morn feel good in the water/take it easy,300mtrs but had a 1hour session in the evening
with diving pals ,only ginger beer and bed at 10.30.The next day REALLY FELT IT! Most days buttocks/lower legs pain.
Coming back down to 13 pred. in 8wk sessions. Dr has talked to me about an injection for the current pain/Sciatica. Also an infusion of the ACID but had to go miles for it, did not want anymore side effects and Dr said it was for the long time ,not immediate .As PMR can be affected by over doing and stress, can the Sciatica be doing similar. Has any fellow sufferers had similar. would be grateful for comments Wish you all well ,John ,age 80.