In JULY STarted with neck pain, but nothing so terrible. A few weeks later my both arms and back of my both legs began to ache. A few days later I couldn't get out of bed the stiffness and pain was unbelievable. Went to my Internest ànd he sent me for blood work and exrays of neck and back, since I have had back problems for many years. Somehow I knew these pains were not the same as I had with my back. X-rays showed all my same problems, scoliosis, disc problems, arthritis, also my blood work came out fine. Dr put me on an 8 day regimes of predict. And slowing weaning off. Felt good and started again. Cousin of mine has Polymyalgia, which I had never heard of before she had it. Her advice was to see a Rheumotologist, which I did. She said all my symptoms seem to be PmR . She put me on 10 mg. Pred, took some of the stiffness away, but in the morning same symtoms. Increased to 20 mg. feeling much better. My blood work showed a high sed rate 58, low iron and a possibility of Lymes Disease. Out of 10 bands, 3 showed positive. She said it could be a false positive, so more blood was taken and it was sent to a lab in California, results will take 2 to 3 weeks. I cannot believe how many people have this PMR. I hope this site will be helpful to me.
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