Perhaps it was inevitable; stress, change in routine, excitement, wine, wheat, trying to keep up with a one year old! ...but please, can someone help me understand, how can it possibly be a "PMR" flare, if I'm on 65mg of Prednisolone?
Last Tuesday I reduced from 70 to 65. I expected to feel like crap for a few days; but it has now lasted a week and has actually gotten progressively worse each day.
My legs feel like they weigh a ton. My arms feel like stiff, lead tubs, hanging lifelessly from rigid, unmoving shoulders. I have an achey band that runs across my back and upper chest/shoulder area. I am so exhausted and "out of it" I cant see straight. I have a wicked cramp in my right calf, that started several days ago and both hands have been cramping so badly, that the muscle on the outer side of each hand, collapses into the palm and my hand actually looks DEFORMED for several minutes!!!
This is how bad things really are... I actually "suggested" my daughter and grandson leave for Dover (their next planned stop) a day early, because I was struggling, just trying to keep up... I couldn't do it. They left today at 2:30. : (
How can this possibly be a PMR flare?
I'm on such a high dose of Pred for the GCA, shouldn't it be more enough to effectively manage the PMR?
What am I not understanding?