I began having symptoms in November of 2017, was diagnosed as having PMR when I finally broke down and agreed to try prednisone, which my GP gave me in 10mg pills. I rode very well on 10mg for nearly a year, but both times trying to taper down to 9mg I ended up flaring. Supplementing on a bad day with a couple of Advil usually got me just about pain free too, but I found myself doing that more and more.
This last attempt to taper, the flare was so bad that I tried going up to 12 to get rid of the inflammation and start again. It didn't work as well as I'd hoped, and I had been having a thigh muscle pain issue too, so even though the GP told me not to "chase the thigh pain with more pred" I was having real issues walking, needed my cane for the first time in forever, and I decided to try 15mg for the first time.
Of course, 15 mg worked really well. I'm walking better instead of shuffling and hobbling, and don't need the cane. But my next decision is - should I try 15mg again tonight (I take my pred at 3 AM), or should I try and go back down to 12? What would you guys do?