Fist of all I have had a few replies from people concerned about me taking my Son in Laws preds, I think I am coming across as irresponsible. I will be taking 3 of his tablets before I see my GP and get my own prescription.
Because my blood tests were not conclusive he was hesitant about prescribing them for me. He is a young doctor and said he has not had much experience with PMR. I should have insisted on a trial run. My symptoms are classic except for the blood tests. I just looked at the results and the C reactive protein is 28. Normal range is 0-10 so it is a bit elevated.
Anyway this morning I woke up a different person. After 1 tablet of 25 gr the difference is amazing. I think, from what I have read on here that it seems pretty conclusive it is PMR. For the first time in a few months I look forward to having a shower and get dressed. Very happy.
Now after speaking to my son in law who is 52 yrs old and a very fit marathon running, bike riding health person, his symptoms were shocking pains in his hips, not so bad in his shoulders. His blood results were sky high for inflammation and his GP started him on Pred. Immediate relief and he took them for 3 Mths. He does suffer from stress. .
Anyway it is early days but I feel a lot happier. Thanks to all you lovely people once again.