PMR is my new diagnosis
ok, now I know what I have, only it comes and goes. My pain migrates to neck from shoulders, and then down across my chest muscles- and when it hits there, I can hardly breathe, or move! I’ve pinpointed the flares to activity- for most people it would be NORMAL activity, like Christmas preparation, lifting and moving things, garden work, raking or pulling weeds- etc. I haven’t been to the gym in months, afraid to do any exercises that may cause a flare. The doctor put me on Prednisone to help the recent attack, and did mention that some of her patients take a low dose on a daily basis, but I really don’t want to start doing that yet. Is that where I’m heading though? I’ve had 2 recent flares in the last month and so afraid that it’ll hit me like it did last yr where I couldn’t move without crying, and sleeping was impossible. Is there any exercise I can do to strengthen my now flabby arm muscles without sending me into a flare? Do I have to be afraid now to rake leaves or vacumn my house? Isn’t there any hope for this? I am so discouraged. Please share if you have any advice. Thanks.