My mum is weary and tired all the time; though she can push herself to do things (such as that 7 mile walk she did on her birthday in February)
She is also breathless when she walks anywhere. Both conditions have been noticeable for the last year.
I need to know if this is likely to be caused by the PMR before our appointment with mums normal GP at 10:30 tomorrow. Sorry for such short notice.
Since Feb mum went up from 1 mg to 15mg due to feeling so much pain after starting a new class of sitting keep fit ( and also doing that 7 mile walk) when she was only on 1mg of Pred. Before upping the dose she had organised assistance getting up from her sofa and loo. Once on the 15 mg we abandoned the gadget in the loo as she was so much better.
She came down to 10 mg and then 7.5 mg even though I wrote to her doctor asking her not to do this. Mum went back up to 10mg after speaking to another doctor who advised she reduce only by 1 mg in future. Mum has now been on the 10mg for a month but is still breathless and tired and week. We don't feel that she has stabilised.
Tomorrow we need to know if we should request staying on the 10mg for longer or reducing to 9mg; and if we reduce, how long should mum stay on 9mg before reducing to 8mg?
It would be really helpful if you could offer advice on these levels and also if her tiredness and breathlessness is due to the PMGR or not. How do you know when you have stabilised after a reduction? She is not experiencing pain.