I would value your opinion on my current situation please. I posted 2 months ago as after nearly 3 years on pred I had slowly reduced and stopped early October 2019. I had slight shoulder pain on right. This then spread to left hand side. I had 3 sessions with osteopath but no improvement. I went to see GP in January who said joint movements ok, muscles along collar bone and shoulders very tight and suggested having 2 or more massages. I also had blood test which were normal (I have never had raised levels). After 4 sports massages no improvement and pain getting worse.
Possible PMR had been discussed with GP so on Monday I phoned to request telephone consultation. We decided to try me on 15mg of pred for 5 days. It is now day 4 and shoulders and arms still painful when dressing and reaching at certain angles (just like first time round). Back in 2016 after 6 months of pain by day 2 of being on 15mg of pred I was pain free so would have expected improvement by now.
The arm/shoulder pain is exactly like it was in 2016 but I am not fatigued and I can bend down to touch my toes which I couldn’t do then.
If it is not a flare then do you have any ideas as to what it could be. Thanks.