Why does my rib hurt? I have just had a second episode which has now affected my abdomen organs. It seems to move about and has affected my muscles higher up and around my waist and ribs. Also can't stand because my back is so weak.
Lower back muscle pain: Why does my rib hurt? I... - PMRGCAuk
This condition can lead to muscle weakness. I get really severe low back pain if I have to stand for any length of time, but I can stand and walk quite well.
You couldn’t be low on Adrenaline could you? That is what I am putting my stomach pain down to, having had it confirmed in a recent Synacthen Test.
My physio is very good and has a number of PMR patients. You might try that, they have so much time for you.
I have a physio appointment on 11th October so I will ask about the Synacthen Test, what does it involve? I have had an MRI scan done in November, They didn't give me any specicic results, so I am worndering if they have studied it at all??? They said I had 3 spine fractures but not whether is would cause it or not.
Surely it would have been able to show whether I had got PMR/GCA, my rhumy says I have not got GCA despite haveing Jaw stiffness and Temporal sharp pains, like electricity. I was started on 40mg pred by my doctor and she told me to reduce to 30 on 12th day which gave me the back muscle problem. It happened again on 14th July and am now suffering with it.
The Synacthen test is a blood test taken after an Adrenal stimulating hormone has been given to see how efficient your Adrenal glands are. I had it done at 6 mgs of Pred ( although you don’t take it for 24 hours before the test). Your description of the wrap around abdomen pain reminded me of what I am experiencing now and putting down to my Adrenal glands struggling. ( confirmed).
It is just one of the listed symptoms of Adrenaline deficiency. The glands are situated on top of the kidneys, I wonder if that explains the low back and abdomen pain. I am afraid that I don’t really know why. There is sickness, dizziness, fatigue of course and I have diahorrea as well that I imagine is connected.
Have had severe constipation as if nerves not working. When it was really bad about 2 weeks ago, on rising a.m. it felt as if all stuck together and dragging me down. After a little moving around gradually got better except around waist and very sore muscles. Could it be the fatty lumps as I have not got any fatter with the prednisolone. I was worried as it began to get higher up back.
Thank you Linny3 I think my fractures are old. The last one may have been when tried to pick my 15st+ brother up! Up until I was diagnosed with PMR and got the muscle problem I never had any back pain so do think it is something to do with it. The weakness is the same as yours. I am taking magnesium and potassium as advised by the ladies and also vitamin K2 MK7 and Raloxifene for my bones.
I am not sure we can overcome the weakness. I am always told to do physical therapy, but that always makes things worse and believe me I have given it countless tries. Rest is the only thing that keeps me on my feet. I just got stuck on the basement stairs. Had to call my husband to come and help. I was bringing up some wash and my back just went week. It always hurts, but this weakness comes on after about 5-10 minutes use. I am seeing a spine dr. on tues. I'll see what he has to say. Actually, I am seeing his assistant. I had to up my pred. by 1 mg. I was doing a slow taper and after a week on 11mg (from 11&1/2mg) my hip, groin and back started to really hurt. I went back to 12mg and the hip and groin are so much better, not so much my back.
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I think there is a definite connection between my back and PMR. I took 2mg more of prednisone the day before and day of my appointment. I went from thinking I would need a wheelchair to being able to walk further than I have walked in months. (AMAZING) Unfortunately, i didn't want to stay at that dose so I went back down to 11mg and have been hurting really bad. I am getting very confused with trying to figure this all out. Guess I will be back to 12mg for awhile
My app't. went well. I like the dr. assistant a lot. Spent quality time with me and it has been decided to do the steroid injections at levels L3 and L4 . Unfortunately have to wait for first available and that isn't until Nov.
Thanks for listening
Hi linny3 I had a back operation nearly 2 years ago 3 months after which was a success I got PMA/GCA , I find I can only walk for approx 10 mins without getting lower back pain also my right hip, I have got fractures in pelvis I agree it's an awful way to live on a short walk to my library I sit on one bench after anouther to make it there and same back,
Hi Beryl, I have rib pain also. On my left side, my doctor said it's inflammation of the cartilage that joins your rib cage to your bread bone . It's called costochondritis, you can look it up on the nhs website. I have osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis ( possibly rheumatoid) I get jaw pain on a daily basis . My rheumatologist isn't sure if it's gca or the rheumatoid affecting my jaw. I was on steroids earlier this year . They helped with the pain for a few hours, but then wore off. I was on a high dose so didn't want to take more . Hope this helps 😁
What an interesting range of comments.. I got my lower back pin due to a Bi-pass operation in Feb this year. I was dosed up with very strong Codeine which had an adverse effect on me. Prednisolone??.. been on 15mg for 10years (never had a follow-up and use my own management(GP/Hospital allowed) I suffered from temporal arteritis(severe end GCA) the earlier I can take preds before food in the morning the better my body feels and manages. Like some have mentioned, it also has an effect on my Plumbing and have to rush to Toilet quickly when it kicks in. I have other conditions also due to BiPass (*sighs...) much love and respect to all... Molly