Would be grateful for some advice please.
Coming up to 15 months since diagnosis of PMR/GCA - rocky first year up and down with flares and contined to work except for two small periods off. However, I am coming to the end of a period of three months off work.
I am now down to 10mg preds, (in my third week) I also take arcoxia for additional non PMR related pain. I was hoping to make small drop soon to 9.5mg. But I seem to be getting symptoms back, really sore back, shoulders, additional sweats, fatigue and now sensitive at my temples and a headache which, albeit is intermittent.
Is this a flare or my body trying to adjust, I have been like this for about a week or so?
So opinions please, should I return to a stressful job? (If I dont go back now I am not sure I will return), do I increased my steroids or wait and see if it gets worse.
I have tried increasing my exercise and try and manage about 2 miles a day, this can be made up of popping up to put horses out to the field or popping to shops, not actually setting out to do this distance - is this too much? (I am 57) I just am aware of keeping my muscles as healthy as possible.
I seem to tire after about an hour of any activity, however gentle.
Would be grateful for your opinions or own experiences.