I have been recently diagnosed with PMR but I'm not sure about it. I don't seem to have the classic symptoms. I'm not stiff in the mornings, I have had trouble with my right shoulder and some pain in my neck. What does concern me is the odd like shooting pain in my scalp, lasts seconds, and the sometimes tenderness when I touch it. I have a raised ERS and have now been put on Pred which I have been taking for 6 days now. My shoulder is more or less ok now and symptoms in my head less. I am under a lot of stress caring for my husband 24/7 due to a stroke. I'm wondering whether my symptoms are more stress related than anything else. Anyone have an opinion please.