I started my PMR/GCA journey on 7th January 2015 - and what a dreadful year it has been! However, I am so so grateful for this site and for all the helpful advice I have gained. Although I have only posted a few times during the year - my problems have been so many, I did not know where to start! - I have read the posts every day, and learned a great deal from other people's experiences. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I have now reduced from 60mg Pred to 35mg Pred each day. I have had a tendency to be breathless ever since I started Pred and put on weight, however, the last couple of weeks this breathlessness has got much worse. I only have to get up from my seat and take a few steps, and I am puffing and blowing and my heart is pounding - so much so that I cannot speak. Can anyone help, please? Is it the reduction in Pred that is causing this? I am due to go down to 30mg a day from tomorrow, but I am not sure whether I should reduce, in case the breathlessness gets worse. I would appreciate any advice, please. Many thanks.