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Inflammatory vs. not: Can produce similar symptoms, but PMR is an inflammatory condition for which there is a single and effective treatment. FM is a condition with less defined symptoms which variably responds to a variety of interventions. Because they are common sometimes people will have both conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are headaches common with polymyalgia rheumatica. My Dr is trying to rule out fibromyalgia and put me on prednisone?
See below: If your doctor thinks you have polymyalgia rheumatic but wants to rule out fibromyalgia you need a Rheumatologist. Reason,a modest dose of prednisone can improve Polymyalgia rheumatic but not fibromyalgia from there a headache in polymyalgia rheumatica can be a symptom of giant cell arthritis which requires evaluation. ...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
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
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
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
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 & weakness.Left untreated it can damage tendons & muscles permanently.It responds very well to steroid treatment, but that has it's drawbacks too as long-term steroid use has complications, as well.No one knows exact cause.May be genetic factors. ...Read more
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