Hi, I was diagnosed with PMR for the 2nd time in Feb 15, but I am unsure if it is correct. My ESR was 60, which for me is not too high as since the last time I have never got it below 30. Last time was 20 ish years ago. I have osteoarthritis and had a new knee a year ago. This has been hot to the touch ever since and painful.
I had aches in arms legs and neck when I went to the doctor in Feb and she put me on 25mg pred. reduced to 20 after 1 week. I am now on 17mg and am considering reducing to 15mg on Thursday. The pred made me feel much better, better than I have been for years!! My knee went cool, pain nearly went and I felt a million dollars. Can walk up and down stairs fairly easily now.
Having read your posts on Vitamin D deficiency, I was wondering if the pain from this would be improved by pred and if that could be the problem. I have not had a blood test for this, but would tick the box on my next test , if I knew which box to tick. My daughter has just been told she is vitamin D short and pains similar to me. I would appreciate your ideas and info