Well today it is one weeks since the doc diagnosed my PMR and put me on 20mg of Pred. I have been loads better, able to turn over without discomfort in the night is noticeably better. I still have a little stiffness in the morning but I can walk downstairs normally instead of going down one step with 2 feet on then the next step with 2 feet on , if you get what I mean.
I am still a little in pain today after over doing it yesterday but nothing like I were.
I still feel a bit odd about the PMR as all advice seems to be aimed at the over 60's and saying it is rare in the under 50's. Well I will turn 49 in 4 weeks time but have been suffering for a couple of years so I am actually questioning if my diagnosis is correct. I am sure it is as I am everything the leaflet says.
In the past I have seen a rheumatologist but he could not find much wrong as there was no obvious inflammation in my hands when he scanned them. I also tested negative for rheunatoid. So with a raided CRP of 24 they knew I had inflammation but could not find out where until I complained of my neck, shoulders back and arms also.
So here I am, hopefully I am not the only young one with this painful illness.