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My PMR presented with a month of disabling unilateral shoulder pain, with increasing difficulty lifting my bad arm away from my body, difficulty in getting dressed, etc, followed by the virtually overnight emergence of pretty severe bilateral shoulder pain, bilateral hip pain, generalized stiffness, and malaise. Here is today's question #1: looking back, I now recall having had very similar unilateral shoulder pain in the same shoulder that initiated my current presentation, 3 years ago. That bout of shoulder pain spontaneously resolved after a few months, without residual symptoms. Does anyone have an opinion as to whether that bout represented some sort of premonitory manifestation of my otherwise characteristic diagnosis of PMR?