PMR and Sciatica with Back Pain
I have been diagnosed with PMR for 2 1/2 years. I am currently on 4 mg of Prednisone and have tried several times to stop. I have gotten down to 1 mg but developed so much moving back pain I had to return to 4 mg. Over the last 9 months, I have suffered with a right leg sciatica pain that gets much worse when I titrate the Prednisone down. When I return to 4 mg, the pain is relieved, although maybe only 75%. I basically treat myself at this point; am waiting for a first time rheumatology appoint in early December. My primary doctor moved about 8 months ago so now just trying to manage myself. I am a retired nurse so am well versed in treatment methodology. I have read a couple of research articles about PMR and sciatica. So I do not feel like I am way off base thinking there is a connection between my sciatica pain and PMR. I am very active-I try to walk at least 2 miles ( split during the day), 7 days a week. Sometimes it is painful but I push myself because anything is better than sitting around. I am 73 years old and need to stay active. I am wondering if others have had sciatica pain with their PMR?