Urgent Question Regarding Prednisone Burst Dosage
Hello, I've had PMR for 2 years. After lots of struggles finally tapered to 5 mg daily. Currently on vacation hours from home, developed severe back pain radiating to both hips. Have had hip and shoulder pain with PMR but never back pain. Went to local ER, doctor prescribed burst of 40 mg pred daily for 5 days then back to 5 mg. My home rheumatologist advises against this. Wants me to go from 40 to 20 for 2 weeks then see her. I'm so upset! All my work tapering will be gone and have to start again. I'm tempted to just go back to 5 mg and see what happens! Would appreciate any feedback, thanks so much.