Diagnosed with PMR June 2019. Been tapering down from 20mgs of Pred and now at 6mgs (12th July 2020). Never been completely free of symptoms but my philosophy has been to continue to taper as long as I don't need analgesics. However, I now also have additional symptoms in my feet/toes/shins/muscles as well as the classic PMR symptoms in the joints -shoulders/hips & buttocks/knees etc. I have also been tested and diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome which doesn't help either. Could these additional symptoms be caused by the Pred? Any points of view would be gratefully received.
BTW - numerous blood tests have never shown any inflammatory markers and the Rheumatologist has suggested that the diagnosis of Polymyalgia is "atypical".