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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Cohen
Internal Medicine 42 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

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
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
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheoanswered
Rheumatology 15 years experience
Autoimmune disease: Polymyalgia rheumatica is an autoimmune, inflammatory disease typically involving the shoulders/neck and possibly hips/low back that starts in those o... Read More
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 35 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 33 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 19 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
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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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Low dose steroids: If the diagnosis is accurate, low dose steroids should control it, of course with efforts to reduce loss of bone integrity.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely, but vision loss is the main concern.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Feeling weak, but no: It is a condition in which the person is fatigued, may have fever, feels weak and has an elevated sedimentation rate.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Blood tests: 1)sed rate, or erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr) 2)c-reactive protein test 3)ultrasound imaging, which uses sound waves to produce images of sof... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
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

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