Just celebrated my one year PMR anniversary. I find myself continually trying to sort my health concerns. In one year I have seen 4 Drs and 2 physical therapists, as well as a massage therapist. I believe I have myofacial pain syndrome on one side of my rib cage which has probably caused me to take a higher steroid dose than necessary over the past year, but who knew! I am now under going testing with a Neurologist who believes I may have a pinched nerve in my neck or a ruptured disk. I have been trying to get this figured out since last summer. I don't understand why Drs aren't on the ball about these "side ailments" that come with inflammatory diseases? If I can read about it can't they? Ok end of rant. Here's the question... after the PMR burns out does the myofacial pain go as well or does it remain? I see it is considered a chronic disease. Thanks for all of you for being my lifeline and sanity for the past year. I don't know how I would have managed without the information and support you all so willingly provide. xoxo and I had no cake at my PMR anniversary party cause I am watching my weight lol.