I have had PMR for a little over 2 years, and it has always been in the classic areas - neck, shoulders, hips, buttocks and thighs. Over the last few days have had severe pain in both calfs, which coincided with reducing Pred from 10mgs to 9mgs. It is making it more difficult than usual climbing stairs etc. I am due to have am MRA of the head on 31/12/13 as GCA type symptoms continue, so don't want to increase Pred again as it will mask the inflammation they are hoping to find on scan. My energy levels have also plummeted to how they were early on in the journey of PMR. Work is very demanding at the moment which is possibly adding to the problem, I work on a very busy ward which is very stressful at the moment due to bed pressures. Was hoping to enjoy Christmas this year, but with these pain and tiredness it is looking unlikely.
Hope everyone else is doing well, wish you all a merry Christmas and hope everyone's health turns a corner in 2014. Cheers Runrig