Yesterday I had rib cage pain which despite heat and rest seemed to worsen as the evening progressed so much so that at bedtime I took 5 mg just to see if I could get some relief. I had added 1 mg in the afternoon already. I am currently at 12.5 after a year in February. My torso feels scalded and I have tender bruised spots all over my rib cage. What in the world is wrong with me? I was diagnosed with PMR with blood test results that the Dr. said were classic. I recall that my torso then felt very stiff and my legs hurt worse than my shoulders. Now thought I do feel some stiffness across my back. I did do some lifting on Thursday that I probably shouldn't have done and I will no longer do. Is this a flare? I want to be sorted out as I have travel and a wedding on the horizon for the end of the week. Right after I return I am seeing a Dr at a pain clinic so I hope help will be on the way.