I am particularly interested in early symptoms that warn of an impending flare. My Rheumatologist has given me a programme of reduction from 15 mgs. For one month I am to alternate between 12.5 and 15 mgs, then one month at 12.5. Then the same process with 10mgs and 12.5. When I am on 10 mg I am to drop by 1 mg each month.
He diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia in addition to PMR at the same appointment. Some evenings I could cry because I feel so ill and over-wrought and some nights are nightmarish with physical discomfort and well nightmares and frequent waking. I am not however, experiencing much actual pain, my stamina for walking and getting through a day seems quite good, although if I overdo it, the next day is a write off. When I was first diagnosed with PMR I couldn't lift my arms above my head, get out of bed unassisted and the pain was sharp, getting about was a trial. I don't want to go back there. I am wondering if my feelings of being unwell are Fibromyalgia or Prednisolone? How will I know whether to press on with this reduction. I don't think the Rheumatologist imagined that I would do anything other than what he told me to do. What's left of me will see him again in 4 months. What is a flare like? ( Be graphic). Thanks.