I have had to increase my Prednisolone to 4mgs due to some symptoms returning.
Now told to remain on this dose for two more weeks then reduce by 1mg per month and he will see me in four months when I have been off the steroids for a month.
He knows my husband is seriously ill and causes me a lot of stress but he remains rigid in his 1mg per month reduction.
Additionally, the promised order of the DEXA scan was not forthcoming. I have recently had my first one because my GP ordered it (despite being on steroids since last December).
I still find it so difficult knowing the variability of professional approaches and understanding of our condition.
I am very concerned that the reduction will be too rapid. Additionally, my GP has only agreed to increase by 1mg if symptoms return and the Rheumatologist is expecting me to be off the Prednisolone when he next sees me. This is adding more stress to an already stressful time.