Has anyone else had a IN Kenalog injection. I have had treatment via prednisone since August 2012, several ups and downs flare ups etc. Went to see my rheumy on the 21oct. At the time I was taking 5mg of prednisone a day and experiencing bad pain in shoulders hips etc, plus the general lack of energy feeling sleepy you get with PMR. His opinion was that I was just suffering withdrawal symptoms from the prednisone and not from PMR. So he offered me and injection of IM Kenalog which I believe is a steroid with slow release, he then told me to drop my prednisone to 2 mg a day and I would hopefully be weaned off the prednisone. All went very well until the beginning off December felt great no problems at all. However since then the old aches and pains have started to come back slowly getting worse, hips shoulders etc very bad pain and feeling just crap today. So anyone else been down this route. If I am in steroid withdrawal should I be feeling like this ,or is the PMR back with a vengeance. If I don't get an improvement soon I am going back on the prednisone at a higher dose. PS I am Male and my PMR started when I was 61.
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