I'm struggling a bit here and would appreciate the advice from you lovely ladies. I had been doing very well on my dsns reduction and had got down to 3.5mg almost symptom free, having first been diagnosed with PMR in December 2014.
Three months ago my husband had a diagnosis of probable pancreatic cancer and I have been supporting him through the ensuing whipples surgery. He has come out with a positive diagnosis although only stage 2, an indwelling catheter which now requires prostate reduction, highly unstable blood sugar and an oncology referral. I have held myself together through some very difficult times but now find my polymyalgia rearing its head. I wouldn't say it's a full blown flare - just niggling pain in shoulders and arms, particularly at night, and hip stiffness. I upped my dose to 4mg and this seemed to help but now it's niggling again to the point where I am avoiding some tasks. Do I hold out at 4 and hope for improvement, go up to 4.5 or hit it with a higher dose and hope to reduce again soon? I'm in for the long haul with this and know I must take care of myself. Your advice and support would be so much appreciated.