My rheumatologist had me on 30 mg for a week and then 20mg, then 15 for a month. I was on continuing lower doses for a month at a time for a year. Ask if you need higher doses to shut it down.
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Water aerobics in a warm pool plus 10 minutes in a hot tub helps. I try to walk every day. I think diet also helps. I try to limit preservatives, red meat and alcohol. Sugar is the hardest but I agree important. Thank you for answering everyone’s questions. The Mayo site has been a huge help. 3 years ago I thought I had rotator cuff issues and my family doctor had never had a patient with poly rheumatica. I asked her to test for the CRP.
I was put on 30mg prednisone for one week, then went to 20mg for a week and then the dosage was lowered each week /month over 9 months. As well my rheumatologist has me on 200mg hydroxychlorquine sulfate. I was on 2 a day and went back to one a day. After 2 years felt poly was returning and went back to two a day. So far seems to do the work. Have CRP tested every 6 months with regular blood work. When first diagnosed it was 47.