Hi, looking for any members with similar experience who have advice.
Diagnosed with PMR in July 2015 and GP mentioned " a bit of arthritis in my hip". 15mg Prednisolone prescribed and gradually reduced to 6mg by August 2017. PMR was mainly felt below my waist. In Aug 2017 my mobility decreased markedly and my GP diagnosed a flare and upped my Pred back to 15mg. Got some relief and after one month started another reduction. By November 2017 my mobility was deteriorating again and I observed that it was worse on right side, so not PMR. My GP sent me for X Ray's and these have revealed severe arthritis in right hip, "bone on bone" in fact and moderate deterioration in left hip. GP referring me to hospital specialist but warns I will probably need 2 hip replacements. Now in NHS queue.
Has anyone a similar experience? Did the treatment and Pred mask the arthritis? Any tips for living with these conditions?