Taking 15mg Pred since Dec 2016, diagnosed March 2017 with PMR , I'm still struggling to reduce dosage by even 1mg. Felt brilliant when first on 15mg then GP reduced to 10mg in one swoop. Bad mistake! Increased to 15mg but haven't yet achieved same level of pain management as before. Told this to consultant, who obviously not listening, but said start on 1mg reduction each month but raise dose after a few days if necessary. Had bad fall onto patio 10 days ago, only feeling better now, really shook me up, lovely bruises! Also consultant wants me to start AA. No dexa scan offered and after reading leaflet have decided to ask for one before I take AA (am taking Accrete D3 daily). Now realising what all you long term sufferers have to go through and how I must be more assertive with medics, not accept meds without full explanation. Apologies for rambling, good job we've this forum for help and advice. Good night, sleep tight. Val
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