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Is it possible to get polymyalgia rheumatica at age 35

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
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
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Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience Pain Management
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Not a "lot": 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. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: About 0.5-1% of people have polymyalgia rheumatica. It's rare, but not super uncommon.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
15 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Yes, you can have some skin irritation or itchiness in your skin from pr. It is an autoimmune disease and this can often also cause release of some of ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Cohen
41 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
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
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Correct: This is an autoimmune illness and a rheumatologist is the correct choice
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfred Kim
15 years experience Rheumatology
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
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
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
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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
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