I was diagnosed in January 15 with PMR and after a couple of hiccups have now reached 8mg of Prednisolone using the very slow method. This has been successful for me. I saw a locum in October who said I was doing the right thing and to carry on until 5mg. I changed doctors at my practice as the one I had wanted a very fast reduction which didn't work obviously, and to date I have had no reason to see my new doctor. My question now is that my husband is very poorly and I have in the last two weeks become a full time carer apart from help to get him ready in the morning and a cleaner to help with the heavier housework once a week - starts today thank goodness! Do I stay at my present 8mg, try and keep lowering the dose or speak to my new doctor. I realise that I am getting into the territory where my body is going to have to fight its own battle.
Any advice from you would be very welcome as I fear this is not going to be a short term illness with my husband and I will have to pace myself somehow. I am in my mid seventies but don't feel it mentally!!! I am so lucky that my family and friends are being very supportive in getting shopping for me until I sort out Internet shopping, banking etc. On the downside my hubby still has my old doctor so I will have to deal with him although I gave my reason for change that I wanted a lady doctor. I now think I made the right decision even though I chickened out at the time.
Thank you for any advice you can give.