I'm new on here and to PMR I had been going to doc with sore throat, tongue and aching hips shoulders etc since January. Doc kept doing blood test's every 2 week but the inflammation markers weren't going down, then the other week I just mentioned the pain was going into opposite shoulder and that I couldn't get dressed and undressed as couldn't reach down to my feet.
This time doc said she would check arthritis markers as well.
When I got home I researched my symptoms and found they matched PMR.
I waited for the usual call to say comeback in to have tests repeated and see doc like usual but they didn't ring so I rang surgery reception who said they havent requested a repeat so they must be ok.
I already had my next appointment arranged for next week to see the doc but I was in so much pain. I phoned for an appointment after the bank holiday. Saw a different doc asked if it could be PMR was told all the symptoms fitted and prescribed preds at 30mg a day and told to book some more bloods and would be referred to rheumatology.
I've been taking the meds 3 days as have existing stomach problems was told to take with dinner and tea. The pain has eased a lot. I was reading the posts about entric coated preds and didn't know whether to ask for these as I'm struggling to control my newly diagnosed hiatal hernia.
Grateful for advice.