Had PMR 4 1/2 years, got down to 1mg every other day. Approx 11 weeks ago woke in the night with really sore base of skull, in the morning very painful to turn my head, felt so tight and the pains would move over my head during the day. After a few weeks went to the doc as it was not improving, she referred me for an MRI. In the meantime old pains were returning but I was unsure what to do so waited for mri results. All clear apart from some wear and tear around my neck. Had a good discussion with the doc and she agreed it all could be related to a
PMR flare, albeit a severe one. She has put me on 15mg and said 2 weeks then start reducing. I actually think this is too long/much? What is the general consensus for a flare after being on such a low dose? I have so far had 2 days on 15mg and the pains have eased a lot (though my head has been bad today and very light headed).