I’ve never experienced a more painful and depressing sickness than Polymyalgia Rheumatica which I have suffered with for the last three weeks.
It wasn’t until yesterday when I visited a Rheumatoligist that I knew what I had. I went (in 48 hours) from being spry and limber (and able to leap tall buildings) to not being capable of rolling over in bed at night without excruciating hip and shoulder pain.
The pleasant Indian doctor assured me that although it might take 1-2 years of treatment, I could not only be cured but also pain-free thanks to little steroid pills taken twice daily.
Today I can confirm and thank God that I am once again pain-free and ready to commence long journey’s to foreign wonders.
If you have joint and muscle pain in your shoulders and hips go to http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/polymyalgia-rheumatica/DS00441.
In August my daily doseage of Prednisone was dropped to 10 mg per day and although my shoulders feel stiff in the morning, I am doing very well.