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Is It Possible To Get Polymyalgia Rheumatica At Age 35
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 twice as common in women as compared to men. It is rare below the age of 50 and increases as age continues to go up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 the same inflammatory chemicals in your skin. If you have recently started taking any opioid pain medications, this could also cause mild to severe itchiness. If it continues to get worse, may need to see your physician. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Can polymyalgia rheumatica be so bad that one can not get out of bed some days and better as day goes on on is that more myositis?
I was recently diagnosed with possible polymyalgia rheumatica. How could I have gotten it at my age?! (Age 38). Seeking second opinion w/ Rheumatology
Correct: This is an autoimmune illness and a rheumatologist is the correct choice ...Read more
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 does not mean disease. So, pmr is ANA negative, but still may represent an autoimmune condition. What the autoimmune target is remains unclear though. True, it is exclusively seen in older (>50-60 yo) people, and this remains unclear why also. ...Read more
Is it possible to have polymyalgia rheumatica at the age of 38? This is what the ER doc believe that I have due to severe weakness and fatigue.
How likely is it my SX are caused by polymyalgia rheumatica and temporal arteritis? Only aged 25 female. Severe headache, temple, neck & shoulder pain
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, or runs in frequent cycles of 4-10 days, then you need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
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