I’ve had pmr for 18months now and have tapered down from 15 to 3 steroids daily.
I started getting breathless a few months ago and my doctor put it down to the side effects of steroids.
Then on a recent visit to South Africa I had sharp chest pains in the middle of my chest. I went to see a cardio consultant who got me in hospital the next morning for an angiogram, whilst doing this he had to fit four stents into the arteries going into my heart.
I was never made aware that pmr could cause problems with these arteries. Furthermore he said that in South Africa I would always have been given blood pressure tablets along with statins when on steroids.
I feel I was very lucky to have been in the right place at the right time.
Still struggling with the lower doses of pred but at least I’m still here to tell the tale.