Hi all so glad to have found this site, but not glad to know all you lovely people suffering with PMR, hope you don't mind me telling u a bit about my PMR journey. I started to feel generally unwell September 2015, I had an earlier diagnosis of osteo arthritis from about 10 years ago and assumed my aches and pains and reduced mobility was due to that and working a lot of extra hours. Then the fatigue kicked in. I struggled on for 3 months then hit a brick wall and ended up off work for the next five months! In Jan this year I was diagnosed with PMR and started on the Pred, this has been reduced to 15 daily but every time I reduce it further I have a flare up so am struggling to get under 15, then to top it all I have been diagnosed with steroid induced diabetes, and due to being very symptomatic I am on gliclazide. Both Pred and gliclazide cause weight gain so I am really struggling at the moment. I am back at work but it is very difficult as I really struggle sleeping, and the fatigue just doesn't go away. My mobility is really poor, I am using a stick for support, but find I can't stand or walkfor more than a couple of minutes before the pain kicks in. If I do the pain gets worse and my legs start to shake and I feel I am going to fall over! The pain is worse in my hips thighs and lower back and to add into the mix I have also started with osteo arthritis in my hips!!! In May last year I had a bad fall and as well as severe bruising an injuries to my knees and ankle I popped a couple of ribs, I would be interested to know if any of you guys were diagnosed after a similar incident? My doc say s there is no proof that a fall can cause PMR but I have seen a few comments on another website who feel this is the case. So sorry for the long post, looking forward to communicating with you all
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