... NP. The rheumatologist I have just started seeing says I am "too young" to have PMR, though I have all the debilitating symptoms and have been treated with Prednisone now for two years. He is weaning me off of the medication, but with each decrease my symptoms are worsening to the point of not being able to do many of my normal daily activities. I am wanting to know if anyone else my age has PMR and what it has been like for anyone left without medication while symptomatic
Polymyalgia Rheumatica - I am 51 and was diagnosed with PMR two years ago by an internal medicine...
Question posted by Hope Springs on 2 Dec 2021
Last updated on 4 December 2021
I agree that you need a new rheumatologist. The wean has to be really slow as you probably know. I had to change doctors twice. I was finally diagnosed at 55. The only thing that keeps me in control is low dose prednisone. When I have a flair I get on 40 mg a day and my symptoms are gone within two days, usually in one day. Then I wean down again. Find a doctor who will listen to you. Good luck.
100 % correct.
Time for a new rheumatologist
You are at the exact age for PMR
I was 55 when I was diagnosed.
Still trying to get off prednisone.
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