It is two years since I was diagnosed with GCA and have got down to 5.5mg daily prednisolone and have started to reduce to 5mg. Last night I had a headache and tender scalp, so I took two effervescent paracodol which sent me to sleep. I awoke at 5.30 am with a headache again and couldn't decide whether to take my morning dose of pred. early or to take more Paracodol OR to take a 1mg tablet of pred. as an extra dose? In the end I took one Paracodol, which sent me to sleep again, but I felt under par all morning.
I normally take my morning dose of pred. at about 9.30am with breakfast (cereal). Has anyone tried taking their pred. earlier? Or treated a flare with an extra dose? Hitherto I have found that two paracodol at night were sufficient for the occassional headache.