Hi - This summer I was diagnosed with PMR and had a Magic Day of taking that first 15 mg prednisolone and having the pain disappear. Incredible.
But I want to get off steroids quickly, so am totally revamping my diet, thinking to reduce the cause of the inflammation. I'm following a whole-food, plant-based diet with only a tiny bit of meat and no sugar, no dairy, no gluten, nothing processed.
So far so good... I'm down from 15 mg/day to 9 mg/day in about 12 weeks. I had a couple of flares in the first two weeks when I wasn't rigorous about the diet, but no flares since then as the new diet rule is - no exceptions, ever - !!
Has anyone else worked with diet?
My GP says to stay at each dose for 4 weeks, but I'm wondering about trimming this to 3 weeks. Thoughts?
I'm in my early 50s and in good health, apart from autoimmune manifestations that I am hopeful will be brought under control with the new diet.
thank you so much!