After reading a lot of you seem to be doing a lot better by splitting your dose to breakfast and bedtime, I’m going to give this a try. I’m in a lot of pain, neck, shoulders, arms, hands in the morning, I have to start with painkillers and my 4mg of pred, having had to go back up to after being on 3mg since December. I have already taken my 4mg this morning so should I begin by taking 2mg tonight or start fresh by splitting the dose from tomorrow? This disease is a constant battle, all advice greatly received.
Splitting pred dose: After reading a lot of you... - PMRGCAuk
Thanks for the advice, splitting the dose had no effect and after talking to PMRGCAuk volunteer today she has suggested the same as you said by going up by 5mg until the pain is back under control. Obviously I came down from 4 to 3mg too quickly! You never quite know where you stand with this condition, but hopefully this will get me back on track, thank you once again.
Come back down to 4mg or even 4.5mg not 3 as that wasn’t enough - and then decrease in 0.5mg steps. Much easier on illness and body and less likely to overshoot what you need.
The lower you go, the less “spare” capacity you have to play with, so it’s a very fine line between what is enough - and what isn’t!