I was on 15mg from Oct 2015 and before Xmas I cut to 13mg.
I was doing fine until a week ago with all stress of Xmas and our town being badly flooded.
I have a bad ache deep in my buttock which can be felt as a shooting pain in leg (on one side only)
18 months ago I was diagnosed with sciatica with the piriformus muscle in the buttock affected - it went away and I was prescribed Amitrypoline( but I cant take these with Pred. This pain I have now is more or less the same so I think the old problem has returned.
I feel disappointed to say the least that I decided to increase first to 14mg and then to 15mg as I thought it was a PMR flare up. So I am back to square one on 15mg and the pain deep in the buttock is still the same and very uncomfortable. I dont think this pain is to do with PMR but it is easy to blame it.
My questions are:
When should I have a go at tapering again and to what as I am back on 15mg which was my starting dose 10 weeks ago?
Should I wait until this pain goes which may be ages before I start to cut again?
If you have a pain which may not be associated with PMR - do you take paracetemol or similar?
Any advice appreciated - thanks.