hi, After getting lots of good advice on how to go on from a fairly quick reduction from 60 mg to 20, i decided to reduce by 1mg for a start. That seemed fine. Then I went to the pool and did some aquajogging and a little breaststroke. I think that's what has stirred up an old problem with my sacroiliac joint (lower back) I've had off and on,in a lifetime of quite physical work as a gardener.Now after a couple of days it's quite excruciating. I see this as not being PMR related, except in as much as my muscles will have deteriorated in the five months since diagnosis, so wouldn't be supporting joints as they should. I have been very fatigued,so all movement has been very slow.
My question is, would going back up with the pred help? I've read that going back up with the dose helps in stressful times, but would this sort of thing be counted in with that? And would going up only from 19 to 20mg make any difference?