I would greatly appreciate knowing exactly what "prednisone dependant" means, and what the repercussions are. After a flare in the spring, my specialist said that was what I had become.
Background - diagnosed with PMR June 2016, 15 mg Pred. At 6 mg by Feb. 2017 when flared, back up to 15 mg in order to get relief. Prescribed Methotrexate as a "steroid booster", but have since discontinued due to side effects. Currently at 9 mg. Pred., plan to use Dead Slow tapering when going to 8 mg. in 3 weeks.