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Jan 17, 2019 · Tapering off of Prednisone in Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

Hi. Ive just joined this forum. Im 74, man, live in New Zealand. I experience pain from arthritis in a hip and lower back. The pain is ever-present, and been gradually getting worse over about 35 years. My doctor prescribed Prednisone at 2.5mg/day for an allergy (hay fever). I am amazed that it has also reduced the chronic pain, by about 50% – as well as making me feel much more energetic. There are no adverse effects apparent.
So, of course I am thinking how it would improve my life if I could feel like that all the time. This discussion group has been mainly about withdrawing from Prednisone, which is interesting to me. But I would love to hear from anyone who knows about using Prednisone long term, indefinitely, at the very low dose of 2.5mg. Thanks. Rex.