Hello! This is my 1st post!
I was diagnosed with PMR a year ago and started on Prednisone which magically took away my previous 3 months of pain within a day.
But then I wanted to get off Prednisone after half a year, due to my increased weight and disgust with myself. Of course that didn't work! My hip and sacroiliac back pains were much better, but I still had aching shoulders, arms, wrists, and knees. I used to be very active, but have had a hard time doing the basics and get exhausted easily.
Well, I'm now trying a much slower taper (thanks to distant friends who told me about this group!). I did have to bump back up twice. I'm currently on 9mg/day for the past month.
My problem is my knees are killing me. They are sore and very swollen, and my back hurts again but in a different area. I'm back to using ice packs at times. My other joints feel ok, except when due to too much yard work / housework, which is not easy to do!
Do you think this could be PMR pain, or just due to my prior osteo-arthritic knees that are probably really stressed from carrying an extra 25-30 pounds while on Prednisone?
I'd love to keep weaning slowly and hope I can get this weight off. I do love to walk but am having great difficulty after a few miles. Yes, I'm trying to watch what I eat but just am so hungry at times. Help!