not posted for a while - been a very up and down year so far.
Rheumy saying one thing me doing another. An anguished letter to him in early Sept. resulted in a fast, unexpected appointment. Quick summary: he wanted me to reduce pred faster than I did - mini flares and extra pains in wrists andthumbs. He says that is OA - mind you he also told me the PMR was done with and I have OA in shoulders, neck and hips OOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
Think letter made him jump but he still says PMR runs its course in 18months to 2 years REALLY??? Anyway, I told him that had gone back to 10mg and would stay there for a while to see if system settles again.
He agreed, finally, but still says 10mg too high to stay on long term, does he think I want to stay on this forever?
QUESTION have you any info on AZATHIOPRINE .
That's what he wants to try next. Have had blood tests to check if ok to start this [it will take 3/4 weeks].
Oh CPR 10 [he agrees this is raised and ESR 27 which he claims is in normal range.
Sorry to ramble but am one confused lady.
Nearly forgot - he says PMR is inflammation NOT an autoimmune condition.
Thanks for being there guys.