Had a check up with my lovely rheumatologist on Monday and maybe he was not in the mood. He wants me to reduce every month 1 mg. I am on 10 mg now and down it goes. Said he was giving me 3 months worth of prednisolone but the chemist at the hospital only gave me one months supply and I know I should have checked...but it takes them so long to prepare the order that I just want to go. Anyway my rheumy said I had put on weight (Yes I Know!) ( a stone to a well padded body) and he said I should join weight watchers or slimmers world. Thanks very much. Went home and ate cake. Wouldn't it be nice if the doctors were friendlier and maybe learned to deliver negative news in a more sympathetic manner. He also said that since pred masks lots of other aches and pains that are now coming back (tendonitis, aching knees, etc) to be prepared for that. I guess I was enjoying the pred effect on the rest of my body. Anyway just venting as I am really fine and working full time and exercising, etc. Life is good and I consider I am getting off fairly lightly with PMR.
Thanks for all your support, advice & info.