Kitty here from Gig Harbor, WA. Thank you all for the great dialogue. I've learned so much following everyone's questions and replies.
After several weeks of tests and ruling out other disorders (such as GCA, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus and others), my final diagnosis is PMR.
I've been on 20 mg prednisone for seven weeks. The pain is better. However, I've noticed my range of motion is more limited and the fatigue just won't go away. It feels a lot like "mononucleosis" which I had a very serious case of at age 16.
I have not worked since May and I'm starting to wonder if work as I knew it will ever be the same. Short walks and intermittent household chores are about the extent of my activity.
Should I be requesting physical therapy for help starting to move again? Have any of you done PMR physical therapy and did it help?
I don't expect to begin tapering anytime soon.
Thanks again! Kitty