Can the pain of PMR be aggravated from a stomach virus?
Last summer I was diagnosed with having PMR. I was placed on Prednisone to manage the pain, but my body could not tolerate this drug due to nasty side effects (i.e. high blood pressures, high blood sugars, increased headaches, constipation) and I was weaned off of Prednisone. After I was weaned off the Prednisone all my former pains came back and has been back since last November (last month).
A week ago today (today is Christmas Day 2022) I came down with a stomach bug. Since the stomach bug happened, my PMR pain has doubled in both my arms and hands and my headaches have increased. Has anyone ever noticed that their PMR pains have worsened when they got sick with a stomach bug or the flu? Is this normal or not?