Hi, After watching the news today and hearing peoples experience with the effects of having "long covid" I found myself wondering if there could be any link or similar issues between PMR and what these poor people are experiencing after having contracted coronavirus. As this is exactly how I have felt for the past seven years with PMR, permanently totaly exhausted.?
I have no medical knowledge at all, but it seems that if the recovery from this virus is being helped with dexamethasone, is there a link to us all being on steroids of one form or another which is the only way we can operate.
I know, I was caring for my 93 year old father and was utterly exhausted when I had a terrible chest infection which was only helped by having a short course of steroids. Six months or so later I was diagnosed with PMR.
I'm just wondering PMR/GCA could begin with a virus not yet recognised?
I'm probably way off the mark, but just thought I would put it out there and ask the question.
Best wishes, Anne