New in this forum.. I am 50 years old (woman), and have all symptoms of PMR (and maybe GCA). However due to normal CRP I have been put through all kinds of test from ALS ,MR and cancer to polymyositis and Lyme disease (borrelia). They all said that if they did not find anything it must be PMR ON TILL they changed their mind. However my GP had put me on 15 mg of pred. and a miracle took place in 3 days. I have not been working for a year so I was happy (still is). I do not have a diagnosis, and have had to persuade the GP to follow the slow tapering scheme for PMR.
My questions to you is:
Does a normal CRP rule out PMR?
Have any of you experience muscle wasting? Like in thighs and upper arms?