I have a new pain in right arm/shoulder with restricted movement reaching back - it is constant (not fading during day like PMR aches and pains) and v bad in morning - is this result of PMR or something else. Diagnosed PMR Oct 18 on 40 mg pred and now on 6 - struggling to get lower
Arm: I have a new pain in right arm/shoulder with... - PMRGCAuk
Have you considered arthritis? Sounds classic symptoms to me - this might give more help -
It might have been building up for some time without you realising it - masked by your higher doses of Pred, now you’re within the physiological level it’s not enough to do that.
As for struggling at 6mg - why not try an extra mg or 2 for a few days and see if that helps. No great rush to lower - you’re less than 2 years into your illness - usually lasts considerably longer.
This is a good article about causes of shoulder pain and restricted movement
You do really need to have it examined - different treatments for different things.
don't mess with your PMR..look to see if it is something else as most above have suggested. PMR is both sides! I couldn't Possibly reach back with my arms... to for example clasp a bra .. if I ever wore one... arthritis. Very different from the PMR but the prednisone helped my arthritis and as I lowered the arthritis returned!