After 5 weeks of pain which started in my right hip & thigh area during the night.I then found it impossible to sleep in any position lying down I had either to sleep in a chair or propped up wih pillows. After consulting my gp iwas put on Naproxen & co-codamol, followed by ibuprofen & Tramadol, no relief from any of them.I was then sent for x rays (clear) & blood tests which came back sky high with inflammatory marker levels.By this time the pain had spread to my left hip & thigh. the GP then refered me to rheumatololgy & was told i would
have to wait 5 weeks for an NHS appt I chose to pay & got a morning appt 2 days later.After studyng my notes & symptoms the Rheumy immediatly diagnosed pmr & said that he needed to do his own tests & refered me to his NHS clinic later the same day at our local hospital tests were done 15mg pred prescribed all in a matter of a few hours,Now into 4th day of pred & felling much better. Of course this is all new to me & i have many unasked questions to put.