I was diagnosed with PMR and I am on my 3rd week of Prednisone. I started at 30mg and am now on 15. All pain gone but I feel really weak & strange. Racing heart and flushes. GP says it a side affect of steroids and will settle as I reduce. I am waiting to see rheumatologist. In 2016 my mother became ill and I took her to the GP. He diagnosed her with PMR and put her on steroids. Within 4 weeks she was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and died 8 weeks later.
When I was recently diagnosed with the same symptoms I was convinced I had cancer. GP has been sympathetic and said PMR can mimick lung cancer symptoms and sent me for a chest xray last Thursday. I havent heard anything so so far I presume I’m ok. I made the mistake of googling PMR and cancer and got conflicting info.
I cant understand whether I feel so strange & weak because of the steroid affects or whether its post traumatic stress because of my mother and I am displaying anxiety without realising it. Lots of others seem to be ok on the steroids but I had to take a week off work sick last week as I felt so bad. Befire diagnosus I had pain but I wasnt anxious like this.