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No: No, polymyalgia is an inflammatory condition.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've had polymyalgia for 1 year..Am on pednisone 5 mg daily. What would happen if I stopped taking the meds?
Depends: Maybe nothing. Maybe it would come back. Usually, i keep tapering my patient's dose down until they are able to come off the Prednisone completely. If you've been on 5mg for a year, you probably want to slowly decrease it under your dr.'s supervision to avoid adrenal insufficiency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autoimmune: Polymyalgia rheumatica (pmr) is an autoimmune disease that occurs in people 50 years of age and older. It is thought to be genetic, people who get it are born with a propensity to develop autoimmune diseases. No specific trigger (like an infection) has been identified. In addition to pain in the shoulders and hips, pmr patients can become blind. Close monitoring is essential to treatment. ...Read more
Diagnosed with polymyalgia 1 1/2 years ago...Within the last few years 2 neighbors living across the street have also been diagnosed. Very cooincidental! read it could be environmental...Nothing is clear on that issue. Could you shed some light on this
See details: Pmr is a disease characterized by stiffness and pain in the upper arms and thighs and is associated almost always with significant elevations of blood tests known as the sed rate and crp. It is unusual in people under the age of 60 and improves dramatically with relatively small doses of prednisone. ...Read more
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 in the shoulders and hips. Pmr can also lead to blindness due to inflammation in blood vessels of the eye. Pmr is treated with steroids and Aspirin to prevent blindness. Other medicines (antibiotics) are sometimes used to prevent steroid effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been taking prednisolone for four years for polymyalgia. Recently I have been getting sharp pains back, what do I do?
Consider nutrition: First, go to your physician and get checked out. Since Prednisone is an anti-inflammatory med, see if you can take charge and start to heal yourself by eating an anti-inflammatory diet (find online). If you are feeling better, after a few months work with your doctor to see if you can slowly wean yourself off. Other anti-infl foods include tumeric, ginger, rosemary, apples, onions, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many aches and pain: The definition is many muscles and joint pain. Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory arthritic disease that affects patients above 50 years old. It is associated with shoulder, upper arm (muscles), hip, upper leg (muscles) pain and stiffness. It can be associated with fevers and weight loss. True weakness comes from the pain and stiffness of the muscles and joints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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