I'm 31 and recently diagnosed with PMR by my GP. My symptoms were excruciating pain in shoulders and general stiffness everywhere to the point I could hardly get out of bed. My symptoms came on over the course of a few weeks and just got worse and worse. I'm waiting for an appointment with a Rheumatologist now and have been prescribed anti infammatories for now. I have a lot of pain and stiffness but in the last few days I have also started having numbness in my fingers and terrible pain when holding a pen - is this quite normal? Can anyone advise on going on steroids at my age and whether it's a good idea?