I know this subject has come up before on this forum but as I am having MY turn with breaking into grandiose sweats (night and day) I thought I'd 'air' (preferably cool-air) the subject again. After tapering to 12.5mg from a high Pred dose for GCA a year ago - yes I know (I was wishful thinking) TOO fast but I was only tapering under 15mg in 0.5mg drops and was doing 'just fine'. I thought well as long as I am OK and dropping in such small amounts that if the worst happened I'd be able to 'pinpoint' more easily the lowest effective dose. Then a flare - nasty - not the aches and pains of PMR but massive fatigue and lots of sweating - especially bad at night - having to get up and change my nightie as saturated. Went back up to 15mg for 5 weeks or so and felt fine so just dropped 0.5mg again to 14.5mg. So far after a few days so good - EXCEPT for return of the sweats. I recognise the flare hasn't 'gone' but will sit on this dose until and if I feel OK again. I was just thinking this may be indicative that a reduction in Pred (even quite small) can contribute to or maybe just unmask a flare - interested in experiences/opinions ?
Best to all of you