GCA diagnosed 19 months ago I've successfully reduced pred to 5mg but just dropped to 4.5mg over a week ago and I'm in terrible pain.
Shoulders and back very painful during the night then in the morning easing off later. Paracetamol and naproxen do very little for me, bloods taken last week and GP appt on Wednesday so I'll see what that brings.
I reduced .5 mg every 6 weeks from 7.5mg then .5 mg every 8 weeks from 5 mg.
I usually feel a bit ' off ' for a about a week during the interim but I've gradually felt better, but this time as soon as I took the 4.5 mg pain hit me like a brick.
I'm wondering if I went back to 5mg would that get rid of the pain or will I work through it.
Thanks for all the great work