Hi, PMR. As we all know there is no known cure for this horrible muscle pain and yes something should be done about it by the medical authorities as this forum suggests having not as yet got to the bottom of this one its that long. PMR is often missed by many doctors i have recently seen 7 and the only reason i was seen was because my wife spotted a clip on the Mail Online about a chap that had PMR for 2 years, previously a very fit guy he was reduced to just shuffling around and needed help. His father was a medical doctor and his brother but it was never picked up until a close friend pointed it out to him that PMR might have been the cause, The outcome was a course of prednisolone and now he is fit and fine. Sorry my name is Stan i'm 69, Mine came on suddenly early this August I was a keen Squash player but this was so disabling it had to stop. Xray and MRI was fine so I thought it might have been just old age but the pain got worse it was that bad my wife had to dress me put my shoes on could not bend, lift, turn the tap on, walking was a chore could not get in the car. I thought i was finished and that would be me for the rest of my life. The pain was unbearable and ran from neck across both shoulders down both arms to my wrists down both thighs back and front groin and knees l was in agony. Going back to my wife having read the article in the Mail as the chaps symptoms were exactly like mine i rang the doctor and before I could say PMR he new what it was. and prescribed the wonder drug after 5 hours of taking it my symptoms started to ease and the following day i was moving about much better 3 and a half months later the progression as been dramatic and i played squash this Monday. So within a fortnight of seeing my doctor having taken 20mgs of Prednisolone now reduced to 15mgs I am progressing fine I can put up with what side affects this may bring its just so good to get my life back on track. Doctors NHS should be be publishing leaflets describing this horrible illness as i am sure that there are many many more sufferers out there who have been wrongly assessed By doctors or just don't know what PMR is.
Regards to all