Having struggled through Nov and half of December with pain and fatigue, finally gave in and admitted that my symptoms were not simply due to being out of condition ( which I probably am) ... but to something a little more serious. Blood tests confirmed raised levels and as I suspected, from my limited research, pointed to PMR. Reluctantly started steroids.. but could not continue as I was. I am a full time primary school teacher (infants) so took 1 week off before Christmas while I started my new regime. That coupled with 2 weeks holiday meant no work for 3 weeks. Returned today with boundless energy (steroids) but have come home exhausted. Just wondering what people’s experiences are. Does life continue unabated or do we need to make adjustments? I know this will be variable for everyone but just wondering what to expect. I started on the standard 15 and have dropped to 12.5. Just can’t wait to be off these tablets and naively thought this would be a pretty standard descent in a matter of months. I have read enough here to realise that is unlikely.
Thank you everyone for your advice. Have found out so much from your experiences.