I have not been in touch for sometime as have been so unwell.
My symptoms increased and health deteriorated end of last Year to early this year until I ended up in A&E and was told I had suffered a stroke. I went on to be given a new heart valve and pacemaker as the valve had been destroyed by Endocarditis, a rare but nasty complaint from which many sufferers die.
One of the lovely volunteers on this site did express her doubts about my pmr diagnosis. My symptoms certainly presented as pmr but whether it was endocarditis all along (one of the symptoms can be Polymyalgia) or the prednisone lowered my resistance to the organism which entered my blood stream and caused the havoc I will probably never know.
This post is just a warning to all to monitor symptoms and remind everyone to use prednisone with care.
To put mY situation into perspective, only 20 in a million suffer from this so don't worry too much.
Best wishes and I hope your symptoms disappear in time.