It's just over a year since I was told symptoms indicated that I had PMR and after many months of unexplained pain and what seems like rapid ageing, I was so grateful to my GP for starting me on steroids.
A year later and I was only too pleased to ask a different doctor in the same practice to take on the management of my PMR because the first doctor simply wasn't hearing what I was saying and was putting me under tremendous pressure to taper too quickly to a dose which simply wasn't working. By this I mean from a starting dose of 50mg to 6mg in less than a year!!
Major STRESS, resulting in my first proper flare and now back at 10mg and still feeling a lot of pain.
The new GP wants me to taper at 1mg a month, which I am prepared to try, but what is it that these doctors aren't telling us which makes Them so scared of steroids?
He has referred me to a rheumatologist!! I'm not quite sure what to make of that after things I have read here, but I will keep you all posted. Does anyone
Know who covers Carmarthen area?