Carpal tunnel symptoms and PMR: What choices do I have?
I had reduced Prednisone from 40mg to 3 before I started to get some numbness in my right (dominant) hand. I thought perhaps I cut off circulation while sleeping, but as I decreased the Prednisone to zero the hand got worse. My rheumatologist urged me to stay off Prednisone if possible and see a hand specialist, which I am doing tomorrow. In the meantime, I have discovered that 2 1/2 Mg knocks out the pain. So now I have to choose whether to stay on Prednisone and manage the pain, or treat the CPS with surgery or other modality. I’m semi-retired and do nothing repetitive that could cause CPS except perhaps golf, which I have played 50 years with no CPS. Anyone else faced this dilemma?