PMR diagnosed Nov. 2014. Initial dose 15mg moved to 30mg before feeling O.K. 18 months later I was down to 9mg, PMR flared, back up to 19mg. Started DSNS at 17mg at 26 months down to 8mg. Thinking of moving to 7mg. Then it started to go wrong again.
Left shoulder continues to hurt upper arm, been like this for a year. Tried Steroid injection & ointment, finally scanned and found to have a torn ligament and a second tear not so bad. I’ve been referred to an Orthopedic surgeon. Dec. 2016 Waiting.
Mid January right shoulder started hurting aligned to left. More like Polymyalgia. At the same time both hands became painful in the mornings, struggled to lift the kettle or open a jam jar. My hips started hurting at the same time and I was walking more like a penguin.
Prednisolone dose down to 8mg on DSNS. So bad on 17th I upped the dose by 2mg helped to ease the pains, but my right shoulder isn’t improving.
In general I’m not tired and seem to feel O.K. But I’m not pushing myself.
Night sweats seem to be a rarity now, though is that the cold weather?
Feeling lost, I know it’s not a race but I’m becoming less fit by the day and not sure what to do.
Am I asking too much? Should I look closer at AA & Omeprazole, I’ve been on them since Nov. 2014. So far the Dr’s have said there’s more to gain. Never had a Dexa Scan.