Initial diagnosis of PMR just before Christmas and now on 15 mgs of prednisone .....I am still not sure how I accessed this site but it's been a real blessing in terms of support and learning more about management of the condition.
I woke up one morning and couldn't move ....I live alone and was unable to get out of bed ...I laid there for hrs and felt trapped inside my body .....couldn't understand what was happening .....previous day jogging on the Downs and feeling on top of the world ....eventually tumbled out of my bed and got to see a relief Duty Dr at my practice whom immediately made a diagnosis and referred me as an urgent case to a Rheumatologist ......saw my own GP 2 weeks later and he put my symptoms down to Bursitis and was reluctant to give me further medication.... 3 days later again incapacitated with pain whereby I fortunately was able again to see the relief duty Dr
I have now identified wit so many of you and no longer feel alone ....many of my Questions have been answered but would be grateful for some support on these that follow
1: having intermittent moderate pain during the day should I ask to increase the dosage of prednisolone or take analgesia ?
2 : can exercise do damage when in pain
3: should I give into the fatigue or try and ignore and not rest up
4: can I drink alcohol ie daily allowance when on prednisolone
Will be very grateful for any replies