Where have I been lately??? No where, no riding, no playing with the boys, feel like Gilly laid out in the hay, no energy.
A few weeks ago my husband was having a lot of problems, with aching muscles, joints...so much so that he could hardly get out of a chair. As for sleeping, couldn't do that either; his right shoulder hurt so badly he could hardly lift his arm to put on a coat!
He went to our family doctor, they did tests, checked his blood and said his SED rate was high; which means that there is inflammation in the body. Then they gave him a high dose of Prednisone for a short period of time and he was much better, then he had an appointment with a rheumatologist and was told he has Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR). The doctor put him on a low dose of Prednisone and now he is doing much, much better. (yes, I know that it's a steroid and steroids are horrible but...he was in so much pain and could hardly move....so what do you do??)
And just what does this have to do them me being tired you ask??? Well after reading the pamphlet that he was given I have had all the symptoms for a year but it is gradually getting worse. My shoulders and hips have been hurting at night to where I can't get a good nights sleep......can't even remember when I got to sleep the whole night through!! I'm tired!
So I went to our doctor and had the same tests, my SED rate is high also and my thyroid is all wonky too! Gave me the Prednisone, it didn't have the same results with me. I still feel about the same. One day I did feel a little better but now it's back to being tired, achy...muscles and joints and no energy. I too have an appointment with the same rheumatologist on the 21st of this month.
I have talked to a lot of my friends and others in this area and a lot of people are having the same thing. What the heck is this? This PMR only seems to happen to people in their 50's and it's mostly women. I read that with the meds it usually goes away and you can get off the meds in a year or two.
So here it is, nice weather I could ride, but I feel so tired that I can't. To do much of anything I have to just force myself to do it. Bummer......I wanta ride!!! Or even get little Pokey out and work some with him, boy what a handful he is, he would probably drag me down the road, that is if my hands would hold onto the rope.
Has anyone else out there been diagnosed with PMR or feel like this? This is maddening!!!!!
(Lisa made me do this!)