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Hiya all. Well I saw my Rheumy today and I had excellent news. My CRP is only 3 so normal really isn't it. He has said I can reduce from 20mg now to 15mg, then in a month reduce to 10mg as long as I stay symptom free. I go back to clinic then towards the end of May. I was on 60mg when diagnosed with GCA last Oct until Dec then reduced to 50mg. I have been reducing by 10mg each month since then. Thankfully I have been fine, with no return of the horrible symptoms of GSA. I still have some weakness in my thighs through the Preds and the weight gain has got me down, but I realise that you just have to persevere with them. My Rheumy said though that any hint of the symptoms returning and I have to up my dosage and get in touch with him straight away. Which I obviously would do as I don't want to go back to where I was with the risk of losing my sight!! What I would like to ask is, have any of you managed to lose weight while on a10 or 15mg dosage? Carrying this extra 2 and half stone is really taking it's toll on my body as I'm only 4ft 10ins. I would be grateful for any advice. I thank you all in advance.
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