Morning fellow PMR sufferers. I was diagnosed with PMR nearly 3 years ago and on 6mg prednisolone at moment. I have had several flare ups over the yrs where I have had to increase back up to 15mg then gradually reduce. I rarely go to see my gp as I find I can manage things myself. However, the last 2 days I have been in terrible pain with my shoulder and down my arm, the pain is so bad I am unable to move my arm now. I have tried taking the strong ibuprofen tablets 400mg strength, paracetamol and now cocodamol but nothing is even touching the pain. I have this morning increased my prednisolone to 15mg and will make an appointment to see gp tomorrow. My question is what do other PMR sufferers take when the pain is so bad? This is the worst flare up I have had in 3 yrs, I am literally bedridden it's so frustrating as I am only 54 but feel 94! I am so depressed and fed up as I never seem to ever get completely pain free and always feel stiff but can cope but this is something else. Any suggestions or idea would be appreciated and I do think I need to change my diet perhaps? Again, any suggestions about that?
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