Hi. I am just enquiring to see if I am barking up the right tree. I am 52, female and for the last 3 weeks have had terrible searing pain in my lower back, both hips and less so in both shoulders. I have had a 'bad back' (nurses back) for years on and off but nothing I can't cope with. The pain in my back, hips and knees in the morning is so severe I can hardly get out of bed and have to go down the stairs one at a time. I feel like 100!, As the day goes on it improves but painkillers don't really help. I have an under-active thyroid. I go to stretch classes x3/wk (always have) The pain is very different to my usual back pain. Does this sound like PMR? Feel I am a bit young although am over fifty. Fit and well otherwise. Have appointment next week with Doc. Just thought I'd do some research first. Thanks in advance
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