Sorry, I am a bit lax about posting things, followed the advice you all kindly offered, took my husband With me when I went to see GP, asked for the 15mg Pred trial. She wasn't keen, wanted to wait till I had a definite diagnosis, possibly because I also have type 2 Diiabetes, and High Blood Pressure.Gave me stronger painkillers, Then 2 Days later my appointment came through to see the Rheumy(maybe my phone call letting them know how bad I was, did some good.) Just got back, she examined me and said straight away without any more tests, "that's Polymyalgia", plus osteoarthritis in both hands. She is starting me on a weeks trial of 10mg Pred, keeping it low cos of the Diabetes. So my journey into pain relief has at last begun. I am a bit apprehensive about any side effects, but I know there are a lot of lovely people on the same journey who will be there to encourage and support. Thank you all so much😃
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