Today I had my follow up with new Rheumotologist. Since he came on my case after first Dr started me on 20mil of pred he now want to start all over by lowering the dose and getting new blood work after three days of lowered dose. He wants me to go from the 20 to 10mil immediately. He said he needs to see if I get any flare ups and will then put me back up if needed. He also said that the only true way to diagnosis the pmr and Gca is to do this because back in Feb. my blood work was elevated but not by much and I told him all about my scalp pain and that I couldn't move my arms legs and neck and he said well it could still be rheumatoid arthritis but not true pmr which I do not understand. How can one Dr say it is the other says the symptoms mimics other diseases. Every thing I'm reading says my symptoms are classic pmr and possible Gca. I'm still getting some tenderness in head but not as severe. At a loss as to what to do but Am stopping the higher dose and praying I don't get a flare up. He said if I do I can go right back up if needed.
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