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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Polymyalgia Rheumatica (Definition)

An inflammatory condition causing pain and stiffness commonly in the ...Read more


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How can one with pmr get a sed rate of >100 but one with lupus & organ involvement have a sed rate not nearly as high?

How can one with pmr get a sed rate of >100 but one with lupus & organ involvement have a sed rate not nearly as high?

Good question: Sed rate is positive after a value of 30. The higher it is does not necessarily mean the greater the inflammation. Both these conditions create high sed rates. It's not so important what that means after it becomes positive. The part that is important is the "it's positive" part. ...Read more

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Dad has pmr controlled w/ 20mg prednisone. Has bad back spams (feels lower back is being pulled). Okay when walking but bad when gets up from sitting. Rheum doesn't think d/t pmr. What could be cause?

Cannot diagnose: If your dad has polymyalgia rheumatica, is being seen regularly by a rheumatologist, and does not have a specific diagnosis, would you really accept a guess over the internet by someone who has never seen him. If you are not satisfied with his doctor, have him seen for a second opinion. Hope he feels better soon. ...Read more

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Can one have seronegative polymyalgia rheumatica + giant cell arteritis? Alll the typical symptoms but blood tests were normal yet on 5mg pred by then

Can one have seronegative polymyalgia rheumatica + giant cell arteritis? Alll the typical symptoms but blood tests were normal yet on 5mg pred by then

Yes: The sed rate is sometimes done wrong by labs and I am not sure I would trust the C-reactive protein. If your temporal arteries are tender, treat in spite of labs. If you were already on prednisone, then there's no wonder the labs were within reference range. Judgement plays a big role in managing rheumatologic disease despite a plethora of labs. ...Read more

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What is pmr?

See below: An inflammatory, auto-immune disease presenting in people over 50 with bilateral shoulder/neck pain and sometimes, hip pain. ...Read more

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Pmr, is there a cure?

No known cure yet: But effective treatment is available.

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What are the symptoms of pmr?

AM stiffness, aching: Classic symptoms- am stiffness, proximal shoulder and hip girdle aching, and can have associated temporal arteritis with headaches, a risk of double vision and visual loss. These are some. ...Read more

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Polymyalgia rheumatica --what is pmr?

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 more

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What is pmr and is it related to temporal arthritis?

What is pmr and is it related to temporal arthritis?

Yes.: Musculoskeletal symtpoms dominate polymyalgia rheumatica, and vascualr disease, usually in scalp arteries dominates in temporal arteritis. They are frequently treated with similar drugs. Prednisone is the traditional therapy, but I coadminster injectable methotrexate, so I can quickly decrease the prednisone. Tnf-alpha inhibitors are now being used with great success! ...Read more

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Pmr. Can I use somthing else than prednisolon. I take now only 5 mg. But I stil have 70 in reduction?

See details: Unfortunately, Prednisone is usually the only effective agent and you are taking a very small dose. I have no idea what 70 in reduction means. ...Read more

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Does anyone take prednisolone for pmr?

Does anyone take prednisolone for pmr?

Yes: That is one of the most common treatments for pmr. ...Read more

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How do you deal with pmr and the steroids?

How do you deal with pmr and the steroids?

Brief dose as possib: Although they (steroids) have been the mainstay of the treatment of pmr, I start patients on these drugs plus methotrexate. In my experience there are fewer side-effects. ...Read more

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Could someone let me know what a PMR Doctor specializes in please.

Phys. Med/rehab: PMR doctors specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation. As an orthopedic surgeon they are very helpful to coordinate and structure a physical therapy/ occupational therapy program specific for our patients recovering from total knee replacement, hip fracture surgery, etc. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is polymyalgia rheumatica?

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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What are polymyalgia rheumatica?

What are polymyalgia rheumatica?

Autoimmune disease: Polymyalgia rheumatica is an autoimmune, inflammatory disease typically involving the shoulders/neck and possibly hips/low back that starts in those over 50. ...Read more

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What is polymyalgia rheumatica like?

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, upper arms, hips, and upper legs. It can be associated with fevers and rarely weight loss. It is associated with an elevated sedimentation rate and c reactive protein which are both measures of inflammation. Treatment is steroids. ...Read more

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I was diagonosed w/ pmr 1.5 years ago - started w/ 60 mg of predisone and now down to 4 mg. Now I have the same sever pain in m my neck. I have increased predisone to 20 and still have the pain. I'm I having a relapse or is this normal?

I was diagonosed w/ pmr 1.5 years ago - started w/ 60 mg of predisone and now down to 4 mg. Now I have the same sever pain in m my neck. I have increased predisone to 20 and still have the pain. I'm I having a relapse or is this normal?

Two: Two cousin disease, polymialgia reumatica and temporal arteritis, both are vasculitis, pmr is treated with low dose sterids, in general 10 to 15 mg a day with excelent response, temporal arteritis with 60 mg, because other concerns and problems related to thje complications of the temporal arteritis m, that include loss off vision and stroke. The main feature of pmr, is shoulder and hip girdle weakness.
Don t understand were is the pain in the m, but you probably should consult your rheumatologist to make sure why you have the pain and if the diagnosis is still pmr, pmr is caracterized by age over 50, hibh sed rate although 30 % of patien may have a normal sed rate and shoulder and hip girdle weakness and pain. ...Read more

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What are some benefits and dangers of prednisone in treating pmr - polymyalgia rheumatica?

What are some benefits and dangers of prednisone in treating pmr - polymyalgia rheumatica?

See answer: Benefits include resolution of pain. Risks include increase in cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, fragile skin and blood vessels, weight gain, mood changes, psychosis etc. Typically the benefits greatly outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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What are the tests for polymyalgia rheumatica?

None, really: There are no tests that prove you have it, but typically your doctor will check your inflammatory markers (esr/crp) and other tests to rule out other possibilities. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica?

Polymyalgia: Common symptoms are pain and stiffness, usually starting suddenly over a few days period of time. The areas affected are neck, shoulders, arms, hips and thighs.
See your doctor asap if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I do if my uric acid is 8.40 my age is 18 can it kill me I am worried please tell pmr?

No: At age 18, I would suggest a medical evaluation to look for underlying causes of the elevated uric acid. Treatment is usually not needed without a history of gout or kidney stones. Is there a family history of gout? ...Read more

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What causes polymyalgia rheumatica in fingers?

What causes polymyalgia rheumatica in fingers?

Unexpected: Unexpected. Check for rheumatoid. Some physicians believe that individuals with pr can have arthritis, but I don't believe it. ...Read more

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What kind of arthritis is polymyalgia rheumatica?

PMR affects muscles: Polymyalgia rheumatica presents as painful muscles, usually in your shoulders, upper arms and thighs. It is associated with a lab finding, elevated sedimentation rate (ESR) and is treated with oral steroids, usually prednisone. Little is known about what causes pmr, but it is an inflammatory disorder of the muscles. It is seen usually in those aged over 50. ...Read more