I have not posted anything for ages although I still read most of the posts daily.
My 76 year old father has just been to see a rhemy who has confirmed he does have pmr after about a year of vague symptoms and treatment from his gp of steroids.
The thing is this...when my mum told the rheumy I had pmr he said it was highly unlikely given my age of 51 at diagnosis.
Also he wants my dad off sterstro asap as he says its not good for him to have been on them as long as he has ( this is at least 8 months less than I've been on them so far) ..so where does that leave me! I am seeing my gp on tues for my routine check up and I am going to tell him what this rhemy of my dad has said and see what he says about it all. I am cuurrenly reducing from 7and a half to 7 via the dsas method.It takes about 7 weeks to reduce each dose and seens as i doing half a mg each time I have worked it out that it will take another 2 years to get off the steroids assuming no relapses along the way. Now I am worried about how long I will be on them ....