I'm a fit 67 year old, diagnosed with PMR in April 2019, due to massive sudden stress. Treated fairly fast on 15mg Pred which worked quickly. Since then developed Type 2 diabetes and increasing osteoporosis. Have tried to taper three times, this is the fourth. Tapering on DSNS method to 11.5mg this week (I'm only half way through.) I also have spinal disc problems and bad sciatica, being treated by physio.
My routine rhuemy appt was shifted from May to Nov due to Covid19. issues at the hospital. So I've seen no rhuemy since last Nov, when I appeared to be doing well.
I'm now having a big flare, tiredness and awful leg pain. I'd put it down to sciatica, but I think it's both!
My question is: I've upped my pred to 14mg today, hoping for relief and proof that's it's PMR not sciatica. Should I go full out and take even more fore a few days before going back to 12mg which is where I'm fairly comfortably?
It's so disappointing, I feel I'll be like this forever: the snakes and ladders, ups and downs of PMR and Pred!
Thank you in advance for your knowledge and advice