I have PMR for 3 years and, I am trying to reduce from 10 to 9 monthly. My Rheumy gives me this guide line. I have not been successful with the 1 mg reduction. I will try 1/2 mg a month.
I am also dealing with PR (Palindromic Rheumatism) when flare-ups are very painful, but go away within a few days. There is an area in my right rib cage which is sore and might be connected with this problem or extreme muscle inflammation.