I 'm writing in desperation for some advice.
Until recently my PMR pain was well controlled by pred. Down to 8mg per day.
My Rheumy identified other pain source and MRI scan revealed a bulging herniated disk (L4) pressing on spinal nerves.
Pain now is awful. Got myself to surgery last week. Couldn't stand up when my name called. Had further Xrays (because of a, recent fall). Don't know result yet.
Seeing spinal surgeon on 8th May.
GP last Friday said take Ibuprofen, 400mg tabs three times, a day plus co-codamol 30/500, two tablets up to three times a day.
Also diazepam 2mg three times a, day,
Plus I'm on pregabalin 50mg a day.
None of this is making much difference to the pain. I've upped the pred to 12.5mg but the pain is still awful. I'm severely tempted to increase the pred to 15 or even 20 in case some of this is PMR flare.
Any advice will be much appreciated.