Prednisone only mildly helpful for my PMR, is this common?
Hello, I was diagnosed with PMR about 5 days ago, symptoms started abruptly and severely on May 22. The pain has been migrating from shoulders to hips to knees and occasionally my right wrist. My doctor started me on 15mg prednisone and based on everything I've read, that should have been a game-changer. However, it doesn't seem to be working all that much: it takes my symptoms from a 7.5/10 to 5 or 5.5. and the relief only lasts a few hours. Is this normal? I have other chronic, auto-immune conditions but PMR is by far the most debilitating. I'd appreciate any advice/support/information you can offer. Thanks.