Sorry for this rant. And yes I have followed what I am told by GP.
I personally feel this following of NICE was not helpful. I asked Doctor directly and it was NICE that he follows. I asked the community and received helpful answers and yes the yoyo affect of Preds. isn't always a good idea. I changed . Got down to 12 and a half am now back to 20mgs a day. Inflammation levels shot up. Am back to feeling like A drunken sailor but I saw another Doctor last Thursday. I am having an ECG tomorrow and a referral to a Consultant. My first in going on 2 years. He checked me over and felt that the pressure on my body at my age to be a lot. History. May 2017 I began feeling ill. Zapain regularly visits to an Osteopath At 80 living on my own not too easy. Diagnosed april 2018 by interestingly enough same doctor I saw last week. He is part time and fairly newly qualified. Answer try and see this doctor again. It wasn't a hasty 10minutes he took time . He made referrals and requested tests.
My problem is I don't look ill etc., Am so sick of people saying how well I look have now taken to saying yes my mother at 96 in her coffin looked great.
Not enough is known about the affects of other long term medications and Preds. Me I am on warfarin and have been for 20years and very successful it has been. Self testing never needed Doctors at all. All this comes as a shock. But what I do know is that warfarin is daily affected by prednisolone I know this because I self test and my INR is all over the place.
A big thankyou for the explanations on Prednisalone lines. Also for all the support and advice which has helped me so much.