it’s taken 5 months since the onset of PMR to get a first visit to a Rheumatologist here in British Columbia, Canada.
She’d like to get me below 5mg of pred asap and weaned off fully within the first full year. She also prescribed one daily use of 200mg of Hydroxychlorquine (Generic Plaquenil), which apparently takes about 90 days to build in the system, after which it may assist in weaning off pred.
The plan is to then get off Hydro the following year.
In the interim, she believes the correct dose of pred/med is low enough that you wake up with some level off noticeable stiffness that disappears after the first half hour of moving around.
Right now I’m on 7mg of pred, waking up with no stiffness at all, and not really a big fan of hunting for pain.
Has anyone had any experience with this type of plan?