I am posting for the first time. After the doctor thought I was having back problems and was sent to have an MRI and then to a back surgeon. He wanted to try physical therapy. I did that for 14 sessions. Then I went in for a yearly physical and the doctor could see I was in bad shape and was diagnosed with PMR. I was put on 20 mg of prednisone on April 26th. My pain is much better but today I have developed swelling on both sides lower part of my neck. I know they said one might get swelling on face and upper back. Has anyone else had this and is it something I should have checked out? My next appt. is June 7th and I know they want to reduce my meds. Anytime I try to do much work some of the pain comes back. I try to take naps.
Is walking good for you or am I just asking for more pain?
Is there a print out explaining PMR that I could give to family members?
Thank goodness for this site. I have been learning so much from everyone.