Over the past couple of days I have been wondering............. Whether I have actually had PMR for years rather than just the past month?????
Eight years ago I suddenly had problems with my knees which significantly swelled and stiffened whilst I dozed on the settee for an hour before a big night out in London for my 50th birthday. At the time we focussed on the left knee, X-rays etc nothing significant showed up and it was dealt with through physio. However since this time I have been unable to kneel. As this worsened over time, just put it down to usage and thought it likely I'd need replacement knees in the future. Over the years I adopted a stooped stance(hubby concerned I might have curvature of spine) aches and pains, tendonitus and ballooned a bit from size 14 - 18 and just put it down to the ageing process and weight gain.
Since taking pred for just one month I am down a size in dresses, I no longer stoop, I am, for the first time in eight years, able to kneel without significant pain, my knees and thighs have significantly reduced in size, so much so others around me have noticed. This is obviously due to significantly reduced inflammation.
When I had the crisis a month ago the Internet did not recognise symptoms below the waist as those for PMR. It was only when the symptoms began in the upper body that PMR popped up on my searches.
Given the above I am now wondering whether If I have had PMR for years and it just reached crisis point with a flare when diagnosed a month ago.
Is this a possibility?
It would certainly explain a lot if the theory is feasible.