A year ago today my GP and I recognised almost at the same moment that my symptoms indicated PMR. With an ESR at 91 and a CRP of 24 I googled my symptoms and it came up with PMR. Needless to say I had never heard of it.
The prednisolone didn't have the immediate magic effect but after three days at 50mg I felt like I had my life back. Some months later I was able to drive my pony in his carriage again.
Now at 7mg daily I still experience a lot of pain and am still concerned about pains in my jaw and face. My ESR is now 9 and my CRP 5, but every day is a struggle and a worry.
I'm so grateful to this forum for all
the good advice and support without which I would feel very alone and scared, so here's to the next twelve months and maybe I will get this horrid life changing illness back in its box, who knows!