I am nearly down to 7.5 mg Pred coming down slowly from 8. The hip/thigh pain which suddenly came on in June has much improved but the weakness persists. This new symptom feels like everything below waist is just not strong enough to support me. I can't walk very far and have to be very careful coming downstairs - try to put off going up unless I have to.
GP has discounted anything wrong with artificial hip joint and said she didn't think it was the PMR - referred for physio. I asked if it could be the Pred - no reply !
Physio agreed hip joint was ok and has given me exercises to try to strengthen thigh muscles.
I have been on Pred for 1 year (starting at 15) a short time compared to a lot of people on here and am wondering if it is common to experience muscle weakness after this length of time (assuming Pred is the cause) and is it likely to be permanent as the dose decreases further?