Reduced my Pred by the slow method to 8 mg mid-May. Everything seemed ok for a few weeks until 10 days ago when pain started in my right hip.
I think I have always been a bit A-typical in as much as everything is always worse on the right side but this pain is different and totally right sided and is in one area.
The pain is in the right buttock, around the hip, sometimes in the groin and down the thigh to the knee. It feels different from before as the thigh muscle feels weak and I feel I need support on the right side especially going upstairs. Haven't experienced this weak feeling before. Normally my PMR symptoms improve as the day goes on but that doesn't seem to be happening with this new pain. I think the Paracetomol is helping but doesn't take the pain away.
Couldn't get my GP appointment for 3 weeks (one week gone by - so 2 weeks now).
Another GP in the practice arranged blood test last week which was 'normal' but she seemed reluctant to give advice on my medication as I am not her patient. She advised I requested a 'call-back' from my GP and talk to her on the telephone.
I did this on Friday and unfortunately missed her call - I will try again tomorrow.
Meanwhile I am wondering if it might be one of the 'other' conditions I have read about on this site - trochanteric bursitis or myofascial pain syndrome and, if so, is the treatment the same - to increase the Pred again ??
I am 71 now and had hip replacements 14 years ago.
Apologies for long post and thankyou.