I am 54yr old, live in Lancashire and was diagnosed with PMR in March 15. At the end of October, I had to have an operation on my ankle due to a 30yr old fracture (removal of “debris and inflamed tissue- bone shaving).The operation went well, my feet recovered fully but there was a period of 10 days that I had to use crutches. My PMR is mainly in the upper arms and the crutches really hurt me. This pain was reduced first, but then returned when I started swimming again after the wound closed. The symptoms match the Tendonitis description in the book by Dr Kate Gilbert. I thought that maybe the PMR had finished because the morning stiffness was gone, but when I tapered down from 2.5mg to zero (probably too fast) it came back – the symptoms might have been be hidden by the Tendonitis pain. This is all self-diagnosis, so I might be completely wrong – I see my GP on Tuesday. However is there anybody on this forum with Tendonitis / PMR and how can you set the right dose of steroids in this case? What is the best painkiller so I can sleep at night ? Thank you for your help – Jos
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