I started with PMR this January on 15 mg Pred and have successfully reduced to 10 mg in July. Ten days ago I was looking after my two grandsons (10 & 8) and doing a little more walking than usual. I also tripped on a rough pavement and thought nothing of it until I woke up the next morning with a very painful groin, buttocks and lumber/back region. I have resorted to a walking stick but since then it has not really improved. Life is a bit difficult now! So I suspect it is possibly PMR related. I have taken paracetamol but it doesn't help really. I would value any suggestions as to whether I should see my doctor about this. He has so far been happy to let me dictate my levels of Pred reduction. He has not taken any blood tests etc. since I was diagnosed. I think his In depth knowledge of PMR is fairly limited. My doctor has given me enough Pred at 10 mg until the end of August.
I would appreciate any advice you can give me.
Also Is this likely to be a long term problem?