I have been struggling away with shoulder issues for a couple of months now and find it is really getting me down. After my initial pmr diagnosis back in April I reduced too quickly and suffered the inevitable flare. Back to 17mg in Septemebr and on the gradual reduction now. All pretty good until severe shoulder pain in right shoulder spreading to left shoulder. Easing very gradually after a steroid injection when I saw rheumatologist at end of November. Follow up appointment isn't until September 2017 so I don't really know what I should do now. Is the shoulder pain caused by being on pred or is the inflammation from the pmr attacking my shoulder joints? I'm at a loss to work out how to progress from here. Does anyone get regular steroid injections in their shoulders and if so is it done at the GPs?
I feel the other pmr pain is responding well to the gradual reduction but it's amazing how debilitating shoulder and arm pain is and I need to find a way to improve things or aid my recovery. I don't think I quite understand what causes what, bit chicken and egg!!
Happy New Year to you all.