Diagnosed PMR April 2016 after a year of fatigue, muscle weakness and pain in shoulders, hips and thighs. Got worse in February after being given the antibiotic Levofloxacin for an ear infection. Took one dosage at night and could not move out of bed the next morning. Severe muscle aches - I blame this drug.
Finally insisted on seeing a rhuematologist who diagnosed me with PMR. Immediate results with Prednisone but the drug has caused me to gain 20 lbs, swelling and feel mentally crazy. On 10-15mg daily. Am seeing a holistic MD also who is trying me on naltrexone (day 3) plus the 5mg prednisone. Weaning off the prednisone hopefully.
In a week starting a higher dosage of naltrexone. Has anyone had good results with this treatment? So far feeling good - just afraid of giving up prednisone completely.
Also doing a dairy free diet - mainly protein and veggies. Trying to exercise which as you know can be difficult.