Category: symptoms

How it’s going…

Well it's been a while now since I've written anything so you can guess everything is mostly fine. I'm slowly reducing and am on 9mg creeping towards 8.5mg if I can. I've been getting a bit of hip ache in the mornings so I am keeping an eye on it and, if things get worse, … Continue reading How it’s going…

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How do you know if you’ve got polymyalgia rheumatica?

This is a very good question. I'll tell you my story below. Here's the official line. Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) manifests as a bone/muscle disease. Usual symptoms are stiffness and pain in shoulders and hips that is worst in the morning and doesn't subsideĀ for at least half an hour. Other joints can be involved but shoulders … Continue reading How do you know if you’ve got polymyalgia rheumatica?