My troubles began in March '12 (after an odd flu-like episode) - ever weakening & painful thigh / leg muscles. A few trials on prednisalone implied PMRA. Finally diagnosed by specialist in October.
Problems getting the dose right. Untreated, thigh muscles seize up & hips & low back stiffen. (not so bad first thing, but worsens during the day. Shoulders and arms only rarely involved). Anyway - does anyone recognise my reaction to Predisalone? Over 20mg, my hips and low back become unbearably oversensitive; can't transfer my weight (I'm not overweight) from one leg to t'other; can't walk, only shuffle, housebound. A different kind of nasty - only pain-free if I sit. I seem to be caught between a rock and a hard place. The specialist wouldn't acknowledge my reaction to pred. I'm currently tightrope walking on 15 - 17.5mg. By the way, I also have OA in hips and back, but never as troublesome as these conditions.
Anyone else have similar experiences please?