I have had PMR for almost 3 years and was doing well down to 6 of Prednisone but then got hit with CGA about 6 months ago. I started out at 60 or Prednisone and have been tapering with a few flare ups. I have been symptom free or weeks so I went from 25 of Prednisone to 20 a few weeks ago. CRP at the time was at the high end of normal (at 9, our lab normal is up to 8) but I am very cushingoid and really need to get the Prednisone down. I tolerated the drop really well, felt better actually, and yesterday my CRP came back at 4 - cut in half ! I wanted to add that at the same time I dropped the Prednisone I added some high grade supplements containing turmeric and serepeptase and some other things. Coincidence ? We'll see I guess. I'm trying to decide how much to drop the Prednisone today. Would another 5 be too much ? When I get to 15 I will go a lot slower (probably by 1 mg every month) as I've heard it's more difficult but I think I can tolerate another drop of 5 at the moment. I guess my body and blood work in a couple of weeks will tell me if I made the right decision.
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