Firstly, I would like to say what a fantastic forum this is. The support is phenomenal.
I wrote on here a short while ago having been recently diagnosed with PMR. I noticed a miraculous recovery within 48 hours and have been gradually reducing the Prednisolone from 15mgs down to 9mgs. My symptoms have not returned and I have been able to return to work (only two half days per week) as well as regularly looking after my young grandchild. I know that I am very lucky to be back to almost where I was before PMR struck.
I saw my Rheumatologist today and he was very pleased with my response to the medication. He suggested reducing the Prednisolone by 1mg every two weeks instead of the original every four weeks. I, like most people, do not want to take steroids any longer than I really need to. In one way, I am pleased he has suggested a faster reduction, but another part of me is quite anxious that my symptoms may return. He did not give me any guidance about what to do if this happens. I assume I will need to talk to my GP or ask his secretary about increasing them again.
Has anyone else successfully reduced their steroids this rapidly?