Hi everyone, first post. I've been taking 15 mg of Pred since diagnosis of PMR since last October. I have recently, one month, started to taper down to 10mg. I've had pain in backside, cramps in my legs, and have felt tired, all really quite liveable with, except for a numbness in my left foot. It effects the little toe and its neighbour then travels down the outside of my foot. Worse in the evening but aware of it all day. Is this anything to do with tapering? Or more likely my diabetes?
Tingling toes.: Hi everyone, first post. I've been... - PMRGCAuk
Can you just clarify I’m reading post correctly -
been on 15mg since Oct last year,
In the last month you have tried to taper to 10mg....from 15mg?
Is that right? Or have you been tapering since Oct and just got to 10mg?
If the former - that’s an odd way to taper - too big a jump from 15-10.
If the latter, how have you tapered, and what was the last dose you felt okay?
Foot could be diabetes or PMR - but more info might help us to help you.
I have tingling toes in mainly in my middle toes on each foot and get recurrence each time the inflammation reoccurs and when tapering to a lower dose. I also get occasional tingling in my fingers. I am not diabetic. I was on 5 mg for 12 months but currently on 25 mg tapering from 60 mg at the beginning on Nov after a PMR/GCA flare. I have had the toe tingling/numbness episodically since diagnosis.
Yep, me same and left foot too. I noticed it a few weeks ago. No pain and no trouble walking. Must be to do with either the Pred or the condition of PMR. I have both PMR and GCA so not sure if it's vacsculitis that's now occurring. Really can't be bothered to speak with my GP about this anymore as he said it's coming from my back, which I know not to be right. Too many suffering the same condition on the Forum. When everything is back to normal I will ask my Rheumatologist and possibly request a Dopla test.
I’m really interested in the responses to this. I got tingling in my feet a few months after starting on Pred. Starting dose was 20 mgs. Three years in, I’m on 1 and a half mgs and reasonably comfortable but the tingling in my feet and now in my hands has never gone away. It’s bearable but very annoying especially at night as it’s constant. I’ve had blood tests which didn’t show anything. I’m due to have a video consultation with my Rheumy this week, I’ll ask him again about it.