Four years in from diagnosis and in the last year I have gone down, using the slow reduction method, to 21/2 mg from 5mg, half a mg at a time.
On Sunday the 9th September I started reducing to 2mg intending to take the next 2mg dose after 6 days on 21/2.
All was fine until Friday the 14th when I woke with a really stiff neck and shoulders. Legs and arms quite painful. Very tired too.
OK I thought, better not carry on reducing now.
On the following Wednesday I noticed a slight improvement and now I am back to where I was before.
So, could this be the result of just one half a mg less 5 days previously?
Should I try to reduce again or stay on 21/2 for the foreseeable future?
I shall be seeing my rheumatologist on Friday and will discuss with him but I don’t have a lot of faith in him!