Hi everyone, had PMR for 5 and a half years, started on 15mg of pred and had got down to 3 mg, then had my first flare last November and had to go back to starting dose, this time it was in neck, shoulders and hips as usual, but also in my wrists, mentioned it to my GP and she said it might be RA and made appointment for him to check it out
Went to see him this morning, the first thing he said was (why are you still on steroids? They will kill you! )
Apparently there is a danger of heart attacks and strokes and broken bones!
I told him that I had finished taking Alendronic Acid after 5 years, he said he wants me back on it!
I tried to tell him about this group, but he wasn't listening, he just said I shouldn't google things!
In his opinion I should be off steroids within 4 months and just use paracetamol or ibuprofen
Altogether not happy