If anyone wants background on this, please refer to my previous posts, available by clicking on my profile. For the past few weeks my visits to physiotherapist for low level light therapy have been cut back extremely. For a while we tried fortnightly treatments, but I began to feel simply quite unwell in myself. I had zero energy and developed new pains down my right side, felt like something sort of wrapped around my ribcage. Attributed that to overdoing the Nordic walking. Anyway, long story short, I decided to have weekly treatments at least for the time being. (For several months I'd had two treatments a week.) I also have remained at a pred dose of 4 mg. This seems a perfect time to experiment to find out if LLLT will be helpful in controlling pain without my having to increase pred. After a couple of weeks I'm definitely feeling better, and after the third of three consecutive weekly treatments my energy level improved noticeably. Last week I felt better the first day but had slumped by the third or so. So far this week I'm feeling generally better.
Putting it all into context - there do not seem to have been signs of a cold or any other infection. Physical activity really not increased as I may have gardened, but I haven't vacuumed! PMR "niggles" persist, but have not worsened - that pain in my ribs did not feel like PMR as I remembered it, and it's nearly better, so probably just a non-PMR strain of some sort. And I've been at a dose of 4 mg for several weeks.