I joined this "club" just over 3 weeks ago after being diagnosed with PMR after blood tests, obviously, when this hits you, you start to take stock of lifestyle etc in the hope of trying to discover what started it all of - looking back over the past year, theres been quite a lot of instances when I have felt unwell, not in pain but generally lethargic, and that lots of things I could have done I just shrugged off and thought cant really be bothered today, don't feel like it - I began to feel quite guilty because I thought I was being "bone idle" - suppose I have quite a stress life really - Mums 95 yrs old and I check on her daily, hubby could be more helpful, but if I am honest, hes just selfish anyway! Have had lumber degeneration for several yrs - had another MRI scan on Tuesday - so shall see consultant in March sometime for results, then in Novemeber I missed my footing on a step and ended up with damaged ligaments and was told to ice/heat and rest for 6 weeks - just as that was getting better the dreaded PMR pain took hold - what a tale of woe this is now I read it all back - am on 20m. daily of preds which have certainly eased the pain - have also altered my eating habits a lot - due to see doc in 2/3 weeks time to discuss and implement slightly lower dose of preds - I would welcome any feedback as to whether any other sufferers analysed how they were feeling during the previous year or so before the PMR kicked in.
Also whats the view on sensible drop in pred. dosage i.e. 2% less than present to see how things go when I see Doc?
Thankyou for listening -