Hi, new here. I've had a diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) for five years and have recently weaned nearly to 0 prednisone. This was going well until I about six weeks ago and then I started to develop symptoms of pain in various joints, starting with a foot that became quite swollen, and a shoulder wich doesn't trouble me unless I lie on that side. Now one knee in particular is extremely painful, I suspect partly as a result of unconsciously favouring that leg because of the bad foot... and so it goes. None of this feels like PMR but the bad knee feels like it's on fire.
Because the pain is in joints I could I suppose put it down to osteoarthritis, which I've had for many years, and which had not really progressed much or troubled me significantly. However I do know that people with PMR sometimes are rediagnosed with RA later on, so I wonder if anyone can help me sort out what symptoms I should look for? I should add the troublesome knee has a swelling, seems to be the bone, the top of the tibia, which in itself is not painful.
All this has been developing during covid lockdown and I do have a phone call scheduled from my doctor on Monday so would like to have as much information as possible so the "visit" can be as productive as can be.
Thanks. And hope all you reading this are keeping well.