I was diagnosed early August and have been extremely steroid resistant failing to respond 15, 25 pred then injections in arm and buttock,a few days apart, of 120 mgs. All this had no impact whatsoever on my symptoms. I finally responded to methotrexate and 40 mgs pred daily. I have now taken this for a month lowering to 30 mgs a week ago. My Rheumy has told me to taper to 20 mgs in two weeks time. Is this too big a drop? I read on here no more than 10% of your dose is best. I thought maybe i could make it 25, what do you think?
Another question too. I am due to see my dental hygienist in a couple of weeks who is very thorough and am a bit concerned as I am now immunosuppressed. Should i give it a miss? Feeling very vulnerable these days on all these steroids!