HI - here is my med info (so far)
My PMR began on 16th March
Eventually the 4th GP I saw, although he didn't know what I was suffering from. after raised inflammation markers in my blood tests put me on prednisolone
21st - 27th April 15mg
28th - 3rd of May 10mg (I think he was worried about the steroids and my diabetes and remember he did not know it was PMR, however flare-ups increased so I had to phone him)
4th May - 24th May 15mg
25th May - 25th June 12.5mg
Then I saw my rheumatologist on 25th June (normal waiting times for Rheumatologists in Northern Ireland are 2.5 years so I was fast-tracked)who diagnosed me and put me on this tapering programme of meds
15mg once daily for 2 weeks
12.5 mg for 1 month
10 mg for 1 month then reduce by 1 mg every month, contact surgery if any problems
So this is the end of the first fortnight for me, I have had two minor flare ups during that time and am apprehensive about the tapering off.
Any advice or tips folks?