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polymyalgia rheumatica

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience in 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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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience in 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience in 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
18 years experience in 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 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: No it is not.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in 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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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Unlikely: Unlikely, but vision loss is the main concern.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
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.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
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
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