I am new, diagnosed with PMR at end of March 2016 following 4 weeks of stiffness and pain in my neck, shoulder, both arms hands and legs above my knees.
My GP started me on 30mg of pred for a week, the pain and stiffness started to go within a couple of hours, and by the end of the day I felt almost better!
Have reduced to 10mg at beginning of May and then to 9mg last week of May. Then on 9 June I did a day at 8mg with a plan to follow the "dead slow" tapering method.
At 10mg I was almost pain and stiffness free, at 9mg I had some pain and stiffness almost everyday. By the evening of the 9 June I was in a lot of pain especially neck and legs. Worse the next morning, and no better during the day, along with an occasional lopsided dull ache over my right temple. This morning getting worse rather than better, pain and stiffness in legs neck shoulders and hands and as I type the lopsided ache around right temple.
Any advice please, is this steroid withdrawal or not enough steroids to counter the PMR. Should I increase the Prednisolone? And by how much?