So I'm on 20 mgs prednisone - back up yet again - and from all the information I've read on this forum I am going to try to reduce, but much more slowly now. My tablets are 5 mgs so I was thinking to cut them in half and go down to 17.5 mgs. In anyone's opinion is that too big a taper? I don't have any 1's to use, although I could likely get some, but not too soon.
The high level of pain has adjusted down. It took almost 2 weeks to control when I went back up from 15 to 20. Is 2 weeks good enough at 20 mgs if the pain seems gone? Or should I go ahead and try the smaller reduction? I wonder if I could quarter them?
I have RA and overlapping PMR so am also on 2 Dmards as well as pred. The PMR showed up in my doctor's mind when he realized the pred. was doing all the work. Plus I have the specific pain for it, as well as RA.
Additional information - been on pred. for 6 months, MTX and sulfasalazine for almost the same.
Thank you for your patience and wisdom.😮🙂