GP started me on 20 mg of pred. on Dec. 22. Stayed on it for 10 days and was doing well. I told him my concerns with pred. and so he reduced me to 15mg on Jan2nd. Pain was very bad within 2 days so went back to 20 on 5th of Jan. Pain would not subside so went to 24mg. It worked but went to Rheumatologist and he told me to drop back down to 20 on Feb. 2. I just did this today. He wants me to stay here for 2 weeks and then drop to 17.5mg. Stay there for 3 weeks and drop to 15mg. Another 3 weeks go to 12.5. 3 more weeks go to 10mg., and then when I get to 10mg. drop 1mg every three weeks until I get to 0.
Rheumatologist diagnosis was PMR.
I am new to this. I am a very healthy 57 year old male. I live in Idaho and PMR is not well know around here. Where are the graphs showing how to taper off of Pred. when you have PMR? I would like to show them to my GP and my Rheumatologist. Any help would be very much appreciated. I am worried about how fast my Rheumatologist is tapering me off prednisone.
I also just switched to a night shift at work. I told my Rheumato logist I was worried about by body getting tired when I switch to a night shift and he told me to take the prednisone twice a day. That is what I am doing now. So far ok but just started taking 20mg/day. 10mg in am and 10mg in pm.