Good morning all from a very wet and soggy Yorkshire.
My specialist and my GP disagree completely, which leaves me very confused. I have PMR and i am tapering very slowly from 4mg to 3mg via some time on 3.5mg. My symptoms seem to be returning so rang GP to see if i could go back to 5mg, he said not without blood tests because patients often put all aches and pains down to PMR.
He read my specialists last letter that said if two reductions fail i should take long term 5mg. My GP disagrees with this completely and says he likes everyone off steroids within 18 months (which is where i am now ) It's a rock and a hard place, i notice on here lots of you have been on steroids for a lot longer. I have lots of faith in my specialist but equally my GP is a very straight talking Yorkshire man !