PMR GCA Scotland

Support for Polymyalgia and Giant Cell Arteritis Sufferers in Scotland


Our stories

To read an individual story, please click on the OS reference at the left of the text below:

OS01 PMR The symptoms appeared suddenly.

OS02 PMR PMR hit me suddenly

OS03 PMR I suddenly started having pains in my shoulder

OS04 PMR & GCA I spent 5 days extremely cold

OS05 GCA I felt puzzled when diagnosed with GCA

OS06 PMR & GCA I realise that I’ve been relatively lucky

OS07 PMR & GCA My advice is not to try to reduce too fast

OS08 PMR Now I go with the flow a bit more

OS09 PMR & GCA I couldn’t raise my arms above waist level

OS10 PMR Prednisolone did remove the pains almost overnight

OS12 PMR If you suspect that somebody you know has PMR then get them to a doctor ASAP

OS13 GCA Finding people with the same condition has meant a lot to me

OS14 GCA The steroids put me back on my feet

OS15 PMR I try not to become too overtired

OS16 GCA Grateful for the reassurance I received from PMR GCA Scotland

OS17 GCA Tapering is an inexact science

OS18 PMR & GCA What a difference the prednisolone made

OS19 PMR & GCA with some sight loss don’t get despondent, there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel.

OS20 PMR  I have ridden my bike every day for around 45 minutes