Posted in August issue related to R hip + thigh/buttock discomfort when lying on it in bed. Since diagnosed bursitis & tendonitis & also R tennis elbow which triggered from my gardening efforts. Physio acupuncture + exercises going well.
Of late have noticed when sleeping on R shoulder for any length of time I awake to discomfort in this area & after clearing out my wardrobe yesterday I am in considerable discomfort today which I never ever experienced with my initial PMR issues 2013 & diagnosis early 2014. I need to be careful with my L shoulder too & fortunately I am ambidextrous.
Last night I noticed unusual hollows (outer leg) by ankles which haven't been comfortable of late either which I note may be due to swelling occurring late in day around ankles. I am still within my normal weight range.
My wrists I sense have a general weakness plus accompanying mild pain especially when using the computer. Arthritic fingers have surfaced with swelling of some joints as mentioned in my August post.
Scanning my way through my calendar of this year I have had 3 attempts at reducing my hydrocortisone without success - Rheumy originally suggested this. I immediately resumed my regular dose, which give or take was sitting at around 3mg to 3.5mg Pred.
My recent drop (last Sunday) was miniscule as had my meds made up in a slightly lower dose of 2.5mg to 2mg (hydrocort).
I have a Cipro history + related tendonitis & wonder if this is a slight flare or indeed added tendonitis in lots of the places known to those on steroids for a length of time.
Neck not that great today either as still have a knot which Physio needled last week to try & release. He will lots to do when I see him this week
Any thoughts as always gratefully appreciated.
Blessings one and all in the hope you are all fairing as best as can be