For a month before my diagnosis, over 4 years ago, I'd had a low backache which I was sure was muscular. It has stayed with me all this time and now, quite suddenly, it has gone! One of my GPs said it couldn't be due to the PMR because it wasn't in the shoulders or pelvic girdle. But I thought she was wrong. Until recently I couldn't stand around the kitchen without having to go and sit down for a while and I fought shy of walking any distance. But at the weekend I was able to go for a walk in the garden at an NT property (without my stick which I'd forgotten to put in the car!) with lots of ups and downs, with no backache whatsoever. I think the inflammation is on the wane - hope I'm right!