I have had PMR since last June and my GP started me on 5mg which seemed to work had bad headache so went up to 8 by her instructions.
Went to Rheumy clinic for first time yesterday and was disappointed to get junior doctor. After asking me lots of questions she said to reduce by 1mg per month and come completely off asap. When I said about maintenance dose but was told I don't need it. After reading on here about so many people having flares I am sure it is too soon to do that as I can't be so lucky for it not to come back.
She was surprised my GP started me on only 5mg but at least it worked.
What do others think please I am thinking of going to different GP in practice