my first post, so will start with a short introduction. Am 59, male, and was diagnosed with PMR in Nov 2014 at 57, though had symptoms for at least previous 6 months. Started pred. at 30mg and am now at 4.5mg. My blood results are good and, of course, rheumy wants pred. course to end in 4 months. No comment necessary.
For the last approx. 8 months have had pain in the shoulders, upper arms, knees and, at times, chest and neck. Quite a catalogue. The knee pain in bed can be excruciating. Drs have diagnosed 'wear', arthritis and 'the usual aches and pains of someone your age'.
Besides pred. I was prescribed pantoprazol and vit. D from the start and, more recently, celebrex, which had no effect, and cocodamol, which helped, but can't be a solution. I had acupuncture on one knee and physio. on one shoulder - neither of which was effective.
It's a first post, but have been looking here for advice and wise words for well over a year. What would I do without ii?
Any thoughts or comments would be much appreciated.