I have been diagnosed with PMR. The pain started in my upper left side back (felt like a muscle strain) then became more intense, settling around my waist, with muscle spasms in previously vulnerable areas (ibs type pain in bowel area and a weak muscle in my upper abdomen) The skin around the painful area is ulta sensitive, my hands have numbness/pins and needles type sensation. In June when pain at its worst my CRP was very raised and I was slightly anaemic. I saw a consultant and
was put on 20mg prednisolone and the relief was instant. My bloods all returned to normal.
I got down to 12.5mg pred and due to start 6 weeks at 10mg when my symptoms returned, albeit less severely. I went up to 15mg pred but the pain remains and skin sensitivity has returned, my GP has suggested it may not be PMR ( the pain was never in the typical PMR regions of shoulders, arms and pelvis) and suggests neuralgia may be the cause (despite the fact I have tried all the painkillers generally prescribed for neuralgia and nothing worked. In fact I have never found a painkiller that takes this pain away). Only prednisolone and now my dilemma is what to do next?
Has anyone else got these symptoms?