I had been on 8 mg for 3 weeks and the pains started to become very bothersome. I planned to increase back to 9 mg. Reading the posts here I thought it may be good to have a large initial dose to remove the residual inflammations so I took 15 mg yesterday. It made huge difference and the pain is nearly all gone during the day.
This morning, I felt some minor version of the pain (I never had the stiffness most PMR patients have). I am debating what to do today: a) take 9 mg for 4 weeks, b) take 12 mg for 4 weeks, or c) take another 15 mg day to see.
The question here is, is the 15 mg initial dose too low to remove all the residual? What to expect when you hit the right dose (completely pain/stiffness free including early morning hours, or a little bit but not bothering your life)?
Thanks a lot.