Hi All, This is my first post but I have been reading all the useful information and experiences found on this site since I was diagnosed with PMR in December 2016, I had the usual pains, stiffness, etc which started in June 2016 and after 24 hours on pred I was a new woman who could get dressed easily and touch her toes.
The GP started me on 15mgs for 3 weeks, then I reduced to 12.5mg for 3 weeks and have now been on 10mg for nearly 6 weeks. I am visiting the GP next week to discuss the blood test results I had and to start reducing down to 9mg.
I seem to have a relatively mild attack of PMR when I compare my symptoms to many of you so feel I may be lucky enough to be able to drop 1mg per month as seems to be the common practice in the UK. I also feel that it might be sensible to take a copy of the Dead Slow method to show the GP and see what she thinks.
Would you go with the first method of reducing 1mg per month and only change to the Dead Slow method if there are flare ups. ?
I know we don't have a crystal ball but I do wonder whether most people have flare ups sometime and if so whether it would be best to start DSNS now (if GP agrees).