Hi, I have been seeing my rheumy for over 2 years now and am down to 5 - 7 mg of Pred. We seem to be at loggerheads as to my use of Pred. I have a physical job and can now only work part time 2 - 3 days a week at most. To get through these work days I take a higher dose of Pred 7mg and on none work days I take 5mg. My Rheumy is not very happy with this regime that I have been using, but I find that I can cope much better than before while on the same 5mg dose everyday. All he seems interested in is getting me off Pred. He never wants to know about pain levels or any other symptoms. I am also on 15mg of Methotrexate.
Has any one used Pred like this or got any advice about what I am doing I feel that people on this web site have a much better understanding of this condition than my Rheumy and can give me better idea if I should go back to the old same dose regime the Rheumy wants or keep fluctuating my dose.
has any one else used Pred like this?