So back in early December my Rheumy wanted me to wean from 7.5 mg or pred to 6mg. Well I tried this for a week and found I was unable to go this low, so I increased back to 7mg. Took 7 mg for a week and found I was still in pain, where at 7.5 mg I had no pain at all. So with the Christmas season and some very good advice from this forum I decided to go back up to 7.5 mg. Well I have been on 7.5 mg for 5 days now and I am still feeling pain in my shoulders, around my clavicles and upper arms. I did push a little for Christmas carrying things and staying up late finishing baking and wrapping presents, but since have been taking it easy.
I am wondering if I need to just stay on 7.5 mg a little longer or talk to the rheumy about it. I am rather disappointed at 7.5 mg I was pain free, but since I tried to reduce it seems like 7.5 mg may not be enough.
Any thoughts are appreciated.