Today is Monday 18th December 2017.
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PMR

The symptoms appeared suddenly. One morning I couldn’t get out of bed. I had generalised acute pain. G.P. called and said I had Reactive Generalised Arthritis. I spent the next year taking anti-inflammatory drugs orally.

I read a booklet on PMR and demanded a blood test. Within 48 hours I was given oral steroids. I spent a year misdiagnosed and to date a further 2 years receiving correct treatment.

My initial concern was the suffering due to misdiagnosis by the GP.

My second concern is the lack of awareness of this long term medical condition in the medical profession.

My third concern was coping with the condition.

I could find no information as to how much research was being done either nationally or in Scotland.

As I already have Dystonia, another long term medical condition, I am having a challenging time.

M.D. Dundee.