Hi I have just received the report from my Rhumie after my last visit about a month ago. She was not happy that I was reducing so slowly, I explained that I had had a relapse, I should explain I started on 10 mg two years ago have reduced down to 5 mg and was trying to get onto 4 mg, when I had the relapse so went back to 6 mg then tried to reduce again when I saw her I was on 5 going on 4 mg, she said I should be able to reduce at 1mg per month. What she said in her report made more sense than at the appointment. The relapse was not a relapse but my old aches and pains from before PMR which had been hidden by the Prednisolone, when I think about it she is of course correct, my shoulder pains were not caused by PMR because I have had problems for years long before PMR , I have also had a torn tendon on my right arm Bicep.
So I am now almost down to 3 mg just one more day at 4 mg and then after Christmas I hope to get down to 2 mg.
Happy Christmas everybody Mike