I seemed to have classic PMR symptoms, chronic pain in neck, very sore tired muscles in shoulders, pain in lower back, my thigh bones ached so much it hurt to lay on my side in bed (Very sad!) I was very fatigued, no energy and the pain/symptoms seemed to get progressively worse by the day. I begged my GP to try me on pred which she rather reluctantly did, 5 days later I felt like a new man. I've now gone from shuffling slowly to the shops like an 80 year old (I'm only 53) to going out for a 5 mile walk at a decent pace, so far so good
As well as the above symptoms I think I had trapped a nerve in my back (Not uncommon, sadly I seem to have been plagued by various muscle/nerve issues for many years) the fingers on my right hand were a bit swollen and It felt like somebody had plunged a knife under my left shoulder blade.
This is now a terrible pain, I have shooting pulses of pain going down my left arm, my elbow is so painful I could happily cry, my fingers are numb and tingle, I at times lose all strength in fingers of my left hand. I'm on 15mg of pred, I'm also popping various painkillers like smarties, nothing is touching this terrible pain.
I guess my question is; does this sound like another symptom of PMR? or has life decided that I do indeed need another issues in my life?
As ever, any words of wisdom gratefully received.