I've been on 4mg methyl-prednisolone trying to reduce to 2mg. The pills only come in 4mg tabs. So I tried to reduce using the Dead Slow method and today is my last day of the "old dose". I'm in as much pain as I was when diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago. I'm totally baffled as to what to do. I'm guessing maybe alternating the 4mg and 2mg which I've done before but had to go back up to 4mg after getting to 0 mg. for one month. My rheumatologist was happy I got down so low on the pred even though I told him I still had pain all over! It's like he didn't even hear me! He even went as far to say that the PMR is now gone! Seriously?! I'm in extreme pain! Sorry to rant but sometimes I feel like I'm losing my mind. I hear I need to get off the pred on one side, and that I need to stay on the pred to control the pain on the other side. Drives me nuts! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated....
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