I am a PMR patient, but have an associated query for the forum buffs.
Three weeks ago I knocked my head on a metal bar on my carport. About a week ago I realised the area of the knock was really painful - and getting more so by the day. It has been accompanied by a constant, severe headache on the side of the knock. Yesterday I saw a GP and she said it was likely to be concussion, shone a torch in my eyes, said no swelling there and the pain would wear off. No painkiller will alleviate the pain, which is so intense it wakes me at night.
I am wondering if the pain is actually a manifestation of the PMR, since no medication will help it, and whether (woe, woe) increasing my Pred dose would help. Headaches have always been an issue for me and when the PMR flares, it's my neck and head that bears the brunt of pain. For four years I have been struggling with my Pred reduction and am on 7 1/2mgs and loathe the thought of upping the dose. But do esteemed forum members think I should?