I'm having real difficulty reducing my Pred dosage below 8mg. Any ideas?
I started with PMR in December 2017 after a cycling accident, though it wasn't diagnosed for 3 months. I started on 25mg of pred and got down to 12.5mg without problem. But from that point on it's been extremely difficult to reduce. I've been on 8mg for the last 7 months and all attempts to go lower have failed. Even at 8mg I have plenty of symptoms.
I'm 61 years old and I'm extremely fit. I ride a bike 300 miles a week. I race bikes for fun, so a lot of the 300 miles is undertaken in excess of 20mph. My rheumatologist has not suggested reducing the volume or intensity of training.
As a matter of interest, before I started on Pred. I was extremely thin. After taking pred I lost even more weight. My body fat fell well below 5%!
I'd like to get the pred dosage lower as it is affecting my training. I'm losing muscle mass and it is affecting my racing. Any ideas?