Hi everyone, I'm new to health unlocked and hope you guys can help. I've had the symptoms for a year and a half now but I'm going crazy trying to convince my rheumatologist to agree with me.
In January this year I was signed off by my rheumatologist saying that she thought all my classic PMR symptoms were not due to PMR but stress! That was stressful enough I itself!
I then went to my GP saying I was unhappy about this and he said that as there was no inflammatory indications in my blood tests, I was a mystery but suggested I try a quick dose of Prednisolone (20mg). Miracle cure within 24 hours. So agreed I should stay on them for now but wanted me to go back to rheumy for second opinion.
However my rheumy was not convinced PMR as she says I am too young (55). So sent me for an MRI scan to see if I had arthritis in my ligaments. The MRI came back negative- no arthritis to be seen. But my rheumy was still not convinced I have PMR as she reminded me, I am too young I spite of me telling her about others I know who are round about the same age.
She wants me to reduce the preds down to 5mg and then go on some alternative medication for arthritis. I'm currently on 10mg and she wants me to reduce by 1 mg per month until I get to 5 mg and then go on this arthritis medication.
This doesn't seem right to me. Why am I too young at 55? I don't have any confidence in her ability and have got more info and sense from the PMRGCAUK web site.
What should I do?