I went for usual 3 month checkup with rheumi and all tests are fine, there is no measurable inflammation ( withing limits). I dont have much of the usual PMR symptoms except the morning stiffness, which goes away after the walk. IThe only problem I have is that my hands are weak and hurting to the point that it is hard to open bottle ( for example). Rheumi thinks that it may be related to PMR and would like me to stay at the same level - 3mg. I have been at this level for couple of months. As you all know I exercise at pretty decent level and have no issue at all. So two questions:
Is hands pain related to PMR ? It started when I dipped below 4mg back in the spring time. Or is it something totally unrelated. Blood test does not show any indication of rheumatism.
and second question is should I try to reduce pred or not? For me it is much easier to do taper during warm weather, this is why I am asking.