Hi everyone. I was diagnosed with PMR4+ years ago. I also have other health issues. I eventually managed to reduce to 5mg Pred using the slow taper method. When my Rheumie phoned me for a review recently I explained I was extremely fatigued and questioned whether my adrenals were struggling. She said she had not thought of that - but referred me for a synathecin test. The results - confirmed by an endocrinologist- stated that I have adrenal insufficiency. I was sent an online booklet and advice that I would need to take lifelong Prednisolone 5mg daily. I am struggling coping with the pain and fatigue . Do I increase the pred again? This site has kept me going over the past few years as I find GPs struggle with PMR. I never see or speak to the same person twice. I would appreciate hearing how others are coping?
Many thanks Bren@PMR