I thought I only had GCA and after 15 months of prednisolone I got down to zero on 11 September with no GCA flares. Now two months on, of no tablets still no flares but I have such stiffness. If I sit for any period I stand and walk like a cowboy (almost bandy!). Mornings I lift legs almost wincing to put on socks or stooping to pick up slippers and pulling tops off , over my head,is an effort with discomfort in shoulders . Generally I feel older than my 65 years and less energy than use to have.
I am hoping some-one can reassure me that this is either the body recovering from the GCA illness or this is some post effect of 15 months of steroids and that I do not have PMR!
Experienced views of PMR experts welcome or those who have had GCA and been off steroids for several months. Thank you.