Hi there, diagnosed PMR December 16, reductions going well until down to 5 mg in april/may. Return of hip pain, no other symptoms really. In June I think, I upped to 7 for a few days and back to 6 mg. I've been stuck on 6 for a few weeks now, sore and stiff hips. GP took bloods, not elevated (never have been). He also wanted to test for RA ...negative. Telephone conversation with GP yesterday and he suggested upping to 10 for a week, then to 7.5mg. but I'm not sure how long I should stay at 7.5 and where to drop to after that. I didn't clarify with him...i blame pred head and also my relief that he was so understanding and kind and suggested what I'd been thinking.
What do you think...10 mg for 5/7 days, then down to 7.5mg for how long, and then what?
Thank you! Lynda