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is malaise a symptom of polymyalgia rheumatica

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Polymyalgia: Common symptoms are pain and stiffness, usually starting suddenly over a few days period of time. The areas affected are neck, shoulders, arms, hips ... Read More
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Dr. Jordan Fersel
36 years experience Pain Management
See below: Proximal muscle weakness and pain. Very commonly missed diagnosis in elderly. Elevated esr.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: The sed rate is sometimes done wrong by labs and I am not sure I would trust the C-reactive protein. If your temporal arteries are tender, treat in sp ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience Pain Management
Immune disorder: Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) is an autoimmune-type disorder which affect mostly people older than 50.Frequently starts in the shoulders or neck w/pain ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Standard rx?: Has been with prednisone at moderately high doses. I am a fan of weekly subcutaneous methotrexate, 25 mg /week. The new IL-6 inhibitors are very effe ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
See below : Pmr is a disorder characterized by muscle pain, often around the shoulders & hips. Often seen in late middle aged or elderly individuals. It can be as ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
18 years experience Rheumatology
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
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it is not.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Low Dose Steroids: Although there is no cure for polymyalgia rheumatica, treatment can help prevent patients from becoming disabled. Low doses of corticosteroids (suc ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Low dose steroids: If the diagnosis is accurate, low dose steroids should control it, of course with efforts to reduce loss of bone integrity.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: Unlikely, but vision loss is the main concern.
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