Three years in and down to 5mg normally I have very little pain.
Last week I went to the UK from France, to visit my son and family. I took things quietly and don't believe I overstretched myself.
Towards the end of the week my right knee swelled up and the pain was pretty bad. Walking was difficult and definitely needed to use my walking stick. Didn't walk any further than necessary.
Thankfully I had booked assistance on the flights otherwise don't think I could have got back.
Fortuitously I had Rdv with my rheumatologist on Monday pm. He said that it was a rheumatic problem allied to the polymyalgia and gave me an injection of cortisone into the knee. No suggestion of increasing the dose, thankfully.
Since then it has improved considerably with only mild pain if I stand or walk too far.
Should I be doing more or should I continue resting until it improves further?
I am really beginning to wonder about the diagnosis! Yes, I am often quite tired. The pain has never been really severe, apart from this knee problem and any pains I have had have always been on the right hand side not bilateral. Any pains are not helped by taking painkillers so rarely do so. There have been times in the first couple of years when walking more than 20 minutes or so was difficult.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Many thanks, Dee.