I woke up one day in January 2013 in quite a physical state.
I was 46 and very fit and active. I work full time in the NHS and I was walking on average 5 miles a day with my dogs.
Bang! Wall hit!
Anyway my GP at the time refused to refer me anywhere, so I changed practice and my new GP sent me to rheumatology. Within a few months I'd had every blood test known to mankind ( all of them negative, including RF, ESR, CRP, antibodies), so I was given a leaflet and told I had fibromyalgia. Things deteriorated and in the last couple of weeks, on a hunch, my GP has started me in 15mg prednisolone and the change is nothing short of miraculous. I managed a five mile hike today without a walking stick. I can't tell you how good I feel. My GP is writing back to the rheum with a working diagnosis of PMR. What I wondered is whether there is a group of younger people in the forum? I certainly felt 110 years old for the past year, but now I feel like a baby!!!