I started with pains shortly after changing my anti-coagulant from Warfarin to Rivaroxaban; pure coincidence or did the combination of drugs I take trigger PM? Who knows.
I was put on 20mg Prednisolone and relief came after about a day. I occasionally get upper arm pain, but not the intensity it was before I was diagnosed with PMR. I don't exercise enough and have some leg aches but again nothing like before medication. I'm currently on 10mg prednisolone a day. Next week I'll go down to 7.5mg. My !st ESR test = 130, the second after 10days of medication was 83, then a month later 29, a month after that 26.
The medication is working, the ESR is coming down. I've read that PMR normally lasts between 9 months and 3 years. How will I know when it's left my body? I know I have to keep taking the pred, and Calceos, and I'm having some bone density tests soon, but if the tablets work how do you know when it's gone? I've only had it for 5 months so far.