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Is it possible to get polymyalgia rheumatica at age 35

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheoanswered
Rheumatology 16 years experience
No: By definition polymyalgia rheumatica doesn't start until one is over 50. Of course, nothing is impossible and in a 49 year old with classic symptoms y... Read More
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Leanswered
Pain Management 18 years experience
Polymyalgia rheuma: Most people who develop polymyalgia rheumatica are older than 65. It rarely affects people younger than 50. However, it can happen at any age.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Not "lots": But it is not rare either. Pmr is a disease of older adults (>50 years) and is found in about 7 per 1000 people. It is more common in the scandinavian... Read More
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 34 years experience
Fairly common: Plymyalgia rheumatica is a fairly common rheumatic condition as compared to other rheumatic diseases. It occurs in 50 to 55 people per 100, 000. It is... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Cohen
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Both can cause that: Both dis4eases can cause those symptoms. Will polymyalgia rheumatica you have pain but no muscle weakness. With myositis you would have muscle weaknes... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology 69 years experience
Depends: It depends on the dose of prednisone you`re taking. If a doctor is recommending an injection and is aware of this, there is no reason why not to do it... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Correct: This is an autoimmune illness and a rheumatologist is the correct choice
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfred Kim
Rheumatology 17 years experience
PMR likely autoimm: So ANA is probably the most misinterpreted test by almost everyone: it is just a screen for autoimmunity, but not all autoimmunity. And a positive ANA... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
It is possible: This disease usually occurs in people over 50 but it is not impossible to get it at an earlier age. See a Rheumatologist as soon as you can to get th... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Depends on duration: The answer depends largely on the duration of your various symptoms. If your symptom cluster persists over time and does not go away after 7-10 days,... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 34 years experience
See below: Polymyalgia rheumatica usually is a condition in people greater then 50. It causes stiffness and pain in muscles and joints including the shoulders, u... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Autoimmune: Polymyalgia rheumatica (pmr) is an autoimmune disease that occurs in people 50 years of age and older. It is associated with severe pain and stiffness... Read More