Hi all. I'm a regular reader of posts and find this site massively helpful.
Diagnosed December 2016. Age 56. Down to 6/5.5mg. hip pain was starting again through January. Also thighs and buttocks hurting. At its worst unable to walk upstairs, or even on the flat very far. Felt this was a flare up starting, 3rd one in last 8 months, always hips affected, seen Gp previously and increased pred each time. This time GP referred me to physio... I'd asked about steroid injections in the hips. The very gentle exercises I was given for my already inflamed hips/muscles were enough to tip into a big flare up. I'll inform physio today. I decided to increase to 10mg, 4th day today. Legs feeling better, not fully pain free and generally a bit unwell. I'm working full time, taking this week off sick to try and get settled before going back to demanding job.
Question for you helpful people...how many days can I stay on 10mg before returning to the old dose? I'll drop to 6mg rather than 5.5 mg when I do drop? Should I go in stages?