Good morning, I am new to this community but quite well known on the Polymyalgia one. I have just come off steroids (prednisolone) after six years and suffering no ill effects. After about four years, I was diagnosed with secondary Sjogren's. It seems to be quite difficult to separate the symptoms as far as they concern aches and pains in joints and muscles, though the dry eyes and mouth are typically SS. So I still do have the odd ache around the shoulders and now in my knees which is a new area for me! I also have dodgy piriformis muscles which spasm at the most unfortunate times - usually in Marks and Spencer when I misguidedly bend to look at an item I might want to buy.
Thank you very much Australia for hosting this very useful community which I see has worldwide membership - I'm Scottish living in England. I am sure I can't be the only one with entangled PMR and SS symptoms!