After dexa scan last thursday, back in same dept today for injections in my shoulders to help with pain. Didn't realise that rheumy would be there. Results in - slight bone thinning around hip joint, but no obvious wear and tear. ESR and CRP results within 'normal range', no infection shown in bloods. I did say that these were not definitive and low counts were possible (she agreed on that point). She's still desperate to reduce my steroids! Also thinks it may be mix pmr (or not)/osteoarthritis/fibromyalgia. Translates as not a bloody clue. As I'm having pain problems on 16mg at present her answer again is to follow this plan below:
10 May 15mg
10 June 15mg/12.5mg alt days
10 July 12.5mg
10 August12.5mg/10mg alt days
10 sept 10mg
Next appt should be due at end of this.
Rheumy did say not to up dose and to call her if problems. I'm off at end of may for a few days to see my mum in London and attend a wedding. I tried to explain that even doing small chores leave me doing nothing the next day, let alone travelling 200 miles. I really hope this regime works and will give it a try - but I'll be on the phone if I'm in more agony!
Still, tomorrow is another day!