Looking for some advice please. I hav Ebert taking prednisone for 2 years for PMR. I successfully tapered down slowly to the 5 mg that I am on now. Two synacthen tests have shown that I have sub optimal cortisone levels. I was prescribed hydrocortisone to replace the prednisone but put myself back on to pred as I developed moon face ( again) but mainly because I felt so ill around 3 pm when due to take a second dose. This wasn’t manageable whilst working.
Over the last 2 weeks I have been ill twice. Feelings of severe nausea, unable to eat, fatigue and extreme pain to most parts of my body; but mostly to the PMR hotspots. I have doubled up my pred from 5 mg to 10 mg and both occasions until I have felt better
Would any one know if this is due to my low cortisone levels? I see my Rheumatologist in 2 weeks