I've been on Preds since April last year , my gp thought I had PMR although my blood levels where . He gave me a dose of 15mg and with in days I felt so much relief ,I released how ill id been . My one shoulder right hand was a nagging drawing kind of muscle pain my left knee was swollen and throbbing and my whole body felt like it was pulsating hot sweaty and as if there was a something invading my body. My hands and feet felt as if they where on fire aching and throbbing. I'd go off to sleep and awake to the above symptoms . Had my first appointment with RHYm doc who said I did not have PMR or RA blood test show nothing un towards. It was not bilateral and could raise my arm /shoulder. Now reducing PRED as soon as I was on it ,doc orders but found reducing brought back aches and pains . In the mean time breathlessness and palpitations in sent to cardiology . BP test echo cardio gramme all proved ok except my BP was very high on moment and very low the next(she thought I had (Pot and Stars ) and not PMR ? gave me Amtrpline to help me sleep and get rest at night not working so far! I've reduced down to 9mg almost on 8mg a day and my body's back to square on hurting aching and pulsating and terrible nights and if I do sleep it's not long before I'm sweaty and here we go again . Shattered most of the time but I do try and do things and generally after a bit feel normal through the day. I'm just very confused at what's wrong with me and different opinions by two medical people . All I know is I'm suffering and feel as if I'm back to square one . Any suggestions I'm 57 year old lady , very upbeat and not a depressive nature , trying to stay sane and not knowing what the hell I've got , do any of you knowledgable people think it could be Ostio Arthritis?
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