Thanks for your response , I also have started a light weight routine to improve my upper body strength and increase the flexibility in my shoulders. I'm only doing 2-3 miles when I'm running but do feel stronger after each session .
I'm still get some muscular pain but it's no way as severe as it was, it looks like the maxim of listen to body is really coming into play with this condition.
Once again thanks for your reply and also good luck with your recovery
Only seeing my doctor every 5/6 weeks so not had the chance to ask about retuning to running ,but he did give me some leaflets on my last visit explaining my condition which stated walking /running would help .
I`m a 61 yr old who's been running off & on for over thirty years without having any major health problems in that time, but just after last Christmas developed a chest infection which took weeks to clear up and also resulted in the virus attacking the muscles in my neck,shoulders,hips and lower back,which I`m now been treated for a condition called Polymyalgia Rheumatica which I`m been told is totally curable.
My medication for my PMR is in the form of a steroid called Prednisolone and I`m also taking Alendronic Acid Tablets to counter act the steroids effect towards bone problems. I also have to take a Calcium and Vitamin D tablet twice a day.
Having just returned to running after four months of doing nothing, which looks like being a long road back to fitness I am feeling a lot better but the concerns I have are what effects with taking all this medication will have on my body and is it actually safe to do a weight bearing exercise like running as one of the side effects of my medication is brittle bones.
I would be very grateful for any advice or replies from anyone on the same medication on how you manage you running /medication routine
Since Christmas I've started getting a sharp intermittent pain in the middle of my left leg just under my buttock. It just feels tight all the time I'm running and its restricting how fast I can run,but does'nt effect me any other time. I've been doing hamstring stretches after each run and that easies It. But in time it gradually stiffens up. Any advice would be helpfull.