Polymyalgia Rheumatica and B12 deficiency
I have had Polymyalgia rheumatica for last two years and have been taking prednislone steroids for this. One of the symptoms of PMR is fatigue and I am not sure if I am so tired due to the PMR or due to B12 deficiency
I have had this week my routine blood test and when I rang the drs for the results the receptionist said my MCV levels were rising and if I was concerned I should call in an make an appt with my GP - this appt is actually for next week.
I looked up MCV levels on the internet and came up with your website.
Could my fatigue be due to the steroids I am taking and should I be asking my doctors for further tests?
By the way PMR is an anti immune disease that affects inflammation in your muscles - it usually comes out of the blue with no warning and is treatable only by steroids - it can burn it self out and you can go into remission
I have slowly over the two years been decreasing my steroids from 20mg and i am now down to 6.5 mg daily
I would appreciate your help in this matter