Well after about a week of feeling good the inevitable has happened, yes you've guessed it I have flared. The thing is I don't know if it is the PMR or the RA or both at the same time. I am thinking the latter.
I have had to ring the rheumy nurse as my toes and fingers are numb with pain if that makes sense. Knees hurting and my neck has swollen muscles that can been seen.
As you know I am on 20mg of MTX but only had 6 does so far so probably not kicked in. I had a steroid injection 7 weeks ago to help reduce the pred which I have got from 18mg to 11mg. But now the injection has wore off and the 11mg is not enough of pred hence the flare.
My rheumy nurse has told me to go back up to 15mg pred and see how I go until I see her on Tuesday. 2 weeks ago my cRP was up to 29 the highest it has been, today it is only down to 27 so clearly flaring. When I was on higher dose pred I got it down to 14, nearly normal range. It is so frustrating. Really hoping they offer me another steroid injection on Tuesday then it will see me through Christmas.
I really wanted to go to town today but had to pospone it til tomorrow assuming I will be in less pain. So now I am gonna sit and rest and try a little embroidery if my fingers will allow it.