Female 74 years - PMR
Diagnosed Feb 2018. After 5 months of accumulating symptoms I woke up one morning with the whole kit and caboodle.
ESR 70, CRP 29. All other bloods normal and bone density good. Recent ESR 8
Began 15mg Prednisolone but increased to 25 when left arm still weak and painful after 2~3 weeks.
Tapered reasonably smoothly (other than fatigue, cramps, hair loss, sensitive teeth etc.) until 10mg when it took 3 attempts to get to 9.5.
Presently just over 2 weeks on 8.5. I had some niggly withdrawal pains initially but hopefully am in the clear now for 8.5mg.
Cramps have decreased significantly, though still occasionally appear. Likewise teeth sensitivity which was greatly relieved using Sensodyne toothpaste.
Thrilled to be on single figure pred and will use slow taper method in .5mg drops from now on.
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