I've been reading some posts and am getting very worried about having PMR.
It all started with me having small amounts of protein in my blood, I was under the Haematologist for approx 18mths and was discharged from his care earlier this year but he recommended my GP to refer me to see a Rheumatologist which my GP did. I have been seeing her since June '17 and after numerous blood tests, x-ray, bone DEXA and finally MRI I was diagnosed with PMR in my Left leg around the knee area along with other problems in that area which she feels is down to Degeneration, she doesn't state whether it's age related or due to PMR but has now referred me to Specialist Physiotherapists. I also have a small Ganglion Cyst in my left knee....quite rare according to the NHS website!
During this time I was put on 10mg Prednisolone to deal with shoulder/knee pain and have been taking that for approx 5 or 6 weeks, Rheumatologist has recommended a higher dose now (I think it was 15 or 20mg) and this is what is worrying me badly.
So far, being on Prednisolone hasn't affected me too much although I have noticed my Anxiety levels are up a bit....I already suffer from Chronic Depression, Anxiety and have panic attacks if out and there are crowds of people around me. My worry is if the higher dosage might acerbate these, if it does I do not know how I will cope, I truly don't. Is there anyone out there that have not had this side effect of Prednisolone?? I know only too well that everyone reacts differently to medications, last Friday my GP told me he didn't know how I was functioning at all with the medications and dosages of them yet other than feeling tired now and again I function pretty well!...was also a bit of a cheek to tell me that when HE prescribed them for me in the first place!!
Anyway, I better stop here or I will "waffle" on for ages!
I hope everyone is as well as they can be and enjoying this fantastic weather we're having