Hello all. Just emerging from the fog of shingles and wondering when I should start tapering the pred again. I had an aborted attempt, I'm on 10mg. I reduced to 8, too much I know, on 3rd January and by 13th was in awful pain which I assumed was a PMR flare. l put the pred up to 13. But by 20th Jan I had the start of a shingles rash confirmed as shingles by the Dr. I put the pred back down to 10. Now I have no rash but still a lot of shingles pain which is only controlled on Tramadol.
So now I'm not sure whether the original pain was all shingles or some PMR flare as well.
I would like to get off the Tramadol ASAP obviously but can't at the moment, so thought l might try to reduce the pred again. Very slowly this time. Can anyone tell me, is it too soon? Is the pred helping with the shingles or making it worse? Any ideas?