After my appointment on 05 Jan, I finally received a letter yesterday. As I have clinical symptoms of PMR, I am to start on 15mg of Pred reducing by 1 mg per month. My gp has got prescribe Alendronic acid & Adcal D3, so I'm going to wait until I have them before starting.
The consultant enclosed the letter referring me back to Opthalmology due to eyesite still being blurry, asking them to check for Ischaemic Optic Neuritis. He also enclosed the referral for Neurology to investigate the ongoing headache & hand tremor.
Im a bit worried as the hand tremor that was in my left hand has now got much worse & is also affecting my right hand - is this a sign of PMR?
My biopsy was negative for GCA - the MRI & CT were again normal,except for minor inflammatory change & retained secretion in the sphenoid sinus.
My blood tests have been - Nov CRP 50.4, ESR 34 - Dec CRP 5.7, ESR 13 - 05 Jan CRP 6.2, ESR 11. ANCA negative.
I've got such mixed emotions at the moment! I want my shoulders, hips & elbows to stop being so uncomfortable. I also want the headache to go away but I'm worried the hand tremor (which is now quite pronounced) indicates something other than PMR.
Is it normal to feel so worried & doubt the diagnosis?