I have a bad back and thought my poor mobility was due to that until one day I just could not move my legs or raise my arms. I went to my GP and she took some blood tests. Later that afternoon I received a call from my GP saying she thought I had PMR and had to go on steroids. After just one day I felt like a new woman, but was not happy to take steroids. I tried to reduce them too quickly and my syptoms returned with a vengence. I am now ,3 years later still taking 5mgs daily but I dont think my PMR is going to go- sadly. I have put on a terrific ammount of weight and my face is very bloated. I do worry about the long term effect in taking steroids
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