Im at 2mg pred after getting to 1.5 for a few weeks when I was getting a bit of discomfort in one hip, a bit on left arm and my thumbs and palms. My recent x Ray showed that I have arthritis in my hip and my DEXA showed no problems in wrists but osteopoenia in spine and hip. My recent CRP was 5.5, just over normal and ESR normal range. My question is could the discomfort be arthritis rather than PMR and how can I tell? I’m pretty sure the hip is arthritis but as the hands is a recent thing ( 6 weeks ) I’m not sure.
As I don’t want to be on pred longer than necessary and by the way the aches do seem to come and go with weather, I’d love to hear your thoughts as I’m keen to try a taper again to 1.5.