Soosie56 , Celtic , @PMRPro - thank you, you each win a coconut from my previous post on calf pain . I now have a diagnosis of Peripheral Vascular Disease as well as PMR and an underactive thyroid and I've not reached 60 yet. Seems to be conflicting requirements regarding pain and what to eat to manage each of these, luckily I do like a good challenge. I'm going to try a dietitian to help. On the plus side, the new diagnosis has taken my mind of the PMR. How many more hints do I need to give up the stressful job ...?!