Good morning everybody. It is quite a while since I entered a post. My brief history is that I was diagnosed with PMR in November 2012. It only affected my shoulders and arms, thank goodness. I have been GP managed all this while. Started at 20mg Prednisolone and slowly but surely, I have been able to reduce, with GP guidance, to my present dose of 1mg per day. I am due to stop completely on the 12th January. All this while the Prednisolone has kept the pain and stiffness at bay although I have been plagued with severe fatigue. However, over the last couple of weeks, I have been experiencing some pain in the upper arms/shoulders. It is certainly not severe enough to up the dosage - which I do not want to do. My question to everybody is - has anybody received benefit from using an Infra Red Lamp? It is advocated for the relief of muscle pain. A few weeks ago, I strained my lower back (entirely self induced I hasten to add) and I found using the Infra Red Lamp absolutely wonderful and in a few days, my back was vastly improved. Anybody's thoughts would be much appreciated. In the meantime, a Very Happy Christmas to everybody and please, a Healthy 2014 for all of us.
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