I am trying to find a common denominator/s for PMR and it's buddy GCA.
I have noticed on this lovely forum alone that many people have been diagnosed in late 2014 and I am wondering how many of you had the flu jab then or thereabouts?
I have had the flu jab with no effects except for a sore patch on my arm for a while for 8 years, with 2014 being my 9th year. This time I was really ill with cough (still have that) sinusitis, (even worse now) and many more fluey symptoms. I had three lots of antibiotics, to no avail. Then the grandaddy of them all, Claudication of my left jaw, so painful when eating that I started to lose weight, but no diagnosis until January when I saw the Rheumy. By that time and by luck, I was on Pred and the GCA had resolved until reduction to 10mg. Now on 11mg and somewhat better.
Back to the flu jab. I was told that there had been something wrong with thus years flu jab, so I am wondering if anyone else had problems this year 2014, and also wondering if there s a connection with that and so many PMR/GCA cases.