I have had PMR for 4 years now ( symptoms started 5 years prior to diagnosis). I have been taking prednisone since diagnosis by Rheumatologist July 2013 approx. I have tapered down from original starting dose of 20mg. to 5-6 mg. at present. Every morning for years now I wake up feeling like "rubbish", stiff and have moderate pain. As the hours pass on , I very slowly start to feel human again and more flexible by 11am to Noon. These Morning symptoms happen exactly the same way almost every day. By 3 to 4 pm I get very fatigued and stiff again and wish to be able to go right to bed. ( I usually do not though). I take my full dose of Pred. between 5- 6 AM with milk and crackers and then back to bed for an hour.
I am curious to know from other PMR " persons " if this daily experience of symptoms occurs with them also. I especially would like to know what the medical / biologic dynamics might be as to why this happens. I would really like any input .
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