I can’t thank you enough for your incredibly helpful intervention.
After Caroline Curtis contacted my GP on my behalf, he contacted me and arranged for me to go in for a blood test, as she had suggested. To my amazement I had a phone call from him the next day, to say that they already had the results and I went in to see him that afternoon. The tests did indeed show the problem to be PMR (polymyalgia rheumatica), as Caroline had suggested, and he prescribed a course of steroid treatment, sending a prescription directly to my local pharmacy so I began the course immediately on Saturday morning and already the stiffness and pain have virtually disappeared.
I can’t thank Caroline enough for her incredibly helpful intervention.
Best wishes and my heartfelt thanks for all the trouble you took to solve my problem,