Newly diagnosed with polymyalgia and on prednisone

Markandevie Member Posts: 4
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:11 in Living with arthritis

I was put on 25mg of prednisone a few weeks ago and have managed to get this down to 12mg today but still have aching shoulders and hands ( mainly)for a few hours in the morning. My question is, are the steroids meant to take all of the symptoms away as I do not want to be taking high dose for long. Is it normal to still feel stiffness even though taking steroids?

Any advice would be great