my friend has PMR, so I am visiting and sharing advice with him,
best we can do at the moment.
He asked me what constitutes a flare. I know that is to be avoided,
or he risks going backwards, he reduced
from 12.5 to 10, he has aches and pains all over, so very unhappy,
but its tolerable not intolerable pain, but now he wonders if
being brave is actually counterproductive, and if he should be reducing only
in small amounts that give him no pain after the reduction. He asked me
what a "FLARE" meant, I didnt know, is this about degree of pain or any pain? I also saw a reference to dr guptas 84 week taper but couldnt find that in the search.
So perhaps someone can advise what a flare is and direct me to dr gupta's protocol.
Thank you in anticipation. Wonderful website by the way.