Well even after all I’ve learned on this site about stress, I think I’ve caused a PMR flare. I was diagnosed with PMR/GCA almost exactly a year ago and put on 40mg of prednisone. Over the past year I’ve come down to 12.50 with a few minor bumps and some doctor issues along the way.
About 10 days ago I went down from 13.75 to 12.50, I know, right before Christmas! What was I thinking!
Add in family issues and major financial stress, plus cooking and hosting Christmas for my son and his girlfriend and her kids in our small apartment and I woke up yesterday with stiff and painful shoulders and neck. The same pain I had a year ago before diagnosis. I Haven’t experienced this same type of pain for a year. I also had blurry vision in my left eye that happened when reading that morning and that lasted a few hours. No headaches, just a few niggles. I also had two nights with some chills before this.
Today I went back up to my previous 13.75. Before that I was in 15. mg. Do you think 13.75 is enough? If this takes care of it, would a few days at this be enough?
Christmas was really wonderful with the little ones here, especially since I don’t have grandchildren, but I thought I had made so much progress that it wouldn’t be stressful
Thank you for any advice you may have for me.