I have recently been suffering with severe joint pain, in particular in the knees/ ankles to the extent that I've been immobile & struggled getting up from a sitted position.
In fact currently my right arm/ shoulder are so painful that I've taken to painkillers & hot water bottles as I'm allergic to Ibuphofren. My Vasculitis was diagnosed 3 years ago & I've recently further reduced my Prednisolone to 2mg per day - In fact I hadn't experienced any undue problems whilst in remission.
The joint pain which has spread across various parts of my body was such that I contacted my Consultant who saw me immediately as he felt the symptoms suggested a possible re-attack of the Vascilitis although he recently re-assured me that blood/ urine tests didn't indicate this to be the case & to visit my GP should my pain persist as he felt they were unrelated.
Whilst the situation did improve it has now returned to my legs which are angry & swollen however I am now noticing a underlying rash with red spots appearing & wondered whether anyone else had experienced this.
I'm seeing my Consultant again in 2 weeks & may have to visit my GP as the condition/ pain is getting me down.