I was diagnosed and started 20mg pred on June 27...saw rheumatologist July 20 and started to cut down to 15mg...I was too ambitious a week later and cut again to 13 and 4 days later woke up with horrible pain in neck and shoulder. Went back to 15 and saw Dr. again on Aug. 9 who said "back to 20 for 6 weeks."
I've been doing OK but woke this morning to sore jaw and stiff neck...eyes have been somewhat wet and sometimes blurry. Should I see my opthamologist? (I have an appt. with my rheumatologist on Sept. 20. next week.)
Thanks for your advice...I have learned so much on this site.