Hi I am having a bad PMR flare up which started last weekend and spent all day Sunday in bed. Unable to move both arms without extreme pain, can't lift anything or even wash & blow dry my hair. I went to see the gp on Monday who advised increasing steroids up to 15-20mg which I had already done. Was on 7mg daily and take painkillers, was in codeine 15/500 mg which were doing nothing so got a new prescription for 30/500 mg. Thought these would have made a difference to my pain but no relief. I have rung gp and can't get a telephone consultation till Monday now as I explained to receptionist I think I need something stronger for this flare up. Please can other PMR sufferers advise what pain relief they take? This is the worst i have felt since diagnosed 2 & a half years ago.