Hi Everyone , It's been really helpful to read other people's views on PMR ,I'm hopefully getting a bit more understanding of my condition . I was absolutely gutted to find that I've got PMR ( or that's what my doctor thinks ) at the age of 56 .Up until 4 months ago I was enjoying my running , hill walking , kayaking ,biking ,and was then struck down by this !!!
Put on 15 mg of pred which stopped the pain within 2days and I was fine , doctor has advised reduction in 5 mg steps over the past 3 months so I'm now on 5 mg and feel ok .
I have gained a lot weight and just can't seem to do any activities anymore without getting totally tired out , this doesn't help when you still have to work ! Does this thing ever go away or will it be with me forever?
Is it worth paying to see rhumatologist just to confirm the doctors diagnosis ,as he doesn't seem to know much about this condition ?
Thanks once again everyone , will be trawling through this site to find out as much as I can .