I am wondering if PMR (pre pred) can present in bouts, where symptoms last for a few weeks and then remit, and so on. If so, would that be factored in to the overall duration of the disease?
Since being diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism (not sure yet if primary or secondary), I can't help overthinking about whether I ever had PMR or just went into remission and then started to have the HPT symptoms.
I remember about 4 years ago, after the most stressful event in my life (a daughter's estrangement), I had a bout of extreme fatigue and muscle pain in
shoulders and hip area. It went away so I thought it was a virus. I had several of those " bouts" until the symptoms became continuous 5 months prior to dx. of PMR.