Started pred 3 years ago for GCA and Polymyalgia 40 mg. Diagnosed also with cervical spondylitis.
I have managed to get down to 3 mg. Saw rheumatologist a year ago, I was having neck and shoulder pain which my rheumatologist thought was my cervical spondylitis. I was taking pain killers for pain waking me in night which seems very much like my PMR/ GCA I then continued to reduce pred. Been back several times to my Dr as I was not sure if it was steroid withdrawal. Now Dr tells me to increase so have gone up to 5 mg. How long do you think it will take to find out what is causing the pain as I don't want to be taking higher dose too long if it is the spondylitis? I know that you can take higher dose for so long before getting used to it. Do you know how long that is? My last blood result was 16 which Dr classes as normal. In the past it has been down to 2. Thank you in advance.