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Polymyalgia Rheumatica - Prednisone and CBD oil: I have been diagnosed with PMR and have been on?
- 8 Mar 2017 by Ellen Drewes
- 12 December 2018 (2 days ago)
- polymyalgia rheumatica, berylliosis, prednisone
Added 8 Mar 2017:
I have been on prednisone for the past 3 months after having been diagnosed with PMR. In order to be spared the long-term side-effects of prednisone, I am supplementing with CBD oil. Has anyone out there used CBD oil and can share outcomes? THANKS!
Hi Ellen welcome to the club. No I never used CBD just prednisone and added Prolia twice a year, is an injection for osteoporosis or its prevention. Has worked very well and with time I have lowered my prednisone from 55mg to 5 mg and combined with tramadol(Ultracet) and Celebrex. Been using for 4 years now, no side effects except the bone problems. I fractured 3 ribs coughing on the first year so my doc gave me Prolia and worked well. My bone density went from red to green. Hope this helps. Right now I take one 5mg prednisone + one tramadol(ultracet) and if it rains and very humid I take one celebrex because the pain becomes worst with humidity high. This I take in the morning after breakfast. If its a hot day I only take the tramadol and the prednisone.
I was diagnosed with PMR last year. I've been through large amounts of prednisone, methotrexate shots and some other pills. Of course the prednisone made me feel better for a little while and then the side effects took over. I just started using CBD about 6 weeks ago. They started me on 50mg CBD 3xDay with 25mg of THC 3xDay. I was feeling pretty good. Not 100% though. I started having a flare up this week and am fighting not taking prednisone. I upped my CBD 2-3 x as much to see if I'm wasting my time with it. At times I was completely pain and symptom free. I see the doc tomorrow so I'll see what he has to say about dosing.
Hello Ellen... I’ve been taking CBD oil for several months for pain. Although I don’t have the blood markers for PMR I have all the symptoms. My doc has decided to try prednisone to see if that will help and hopefully lead to a diagnosis. I start on prednisone tomorrow. I was interested to read your comment and wondered if being on CBD oil would help and possibly lessen the time needed to be on prednisone. I would be very interested in hearing how you are managing and if you feel the cannabis is a good companion for prednisone.
I am 77 years old. I was diagnosed with PMR four months ago after suffering for several years. Pcp prescribed initial dose of 20 mg day Prednisone and got relief almost immediately. I had been using a walker and needed help dressing and getting in and out of the car. After Prednisone I feel like I am fifty again. Pcp told me to try weaning off and 5 mg less per day level 10 pain returns so staying on 20 mg day. Starting to have blurred vision and tingling and numbness in feet now. Talked to pharmacist about using cbd oil so I can get off Prednisone. Will discuss next week with my PCP. When reducing Prednisone, pharmacist recommends starting 10 mg CBD a day together with 600 mg per day acetyl glutathione and 5 mg per day DHEA. Increase CBD by 10 mg a day every 7 days until pain gone.
Male 64. So glad to find this current thread. Suffering since 2006. Tried all homeopathic treatment. IV’s as well and chelations weekly also for 2.5 years. Then all of a sudden in October 2012 I couldn’t get out of bed and barely could roll over for several days. Went to g p who thank God put me on a prednisone pak even though blood work showed no reason to. 24 hours later I’m up and doing well. I’ve been on 5 mg. Ever since the pak. Still taking it and rheumatologist believes I can stay on as long as needed at that dose. I haven’t tried dosing down but may someday. Yes I bruise and arms bleed longer from garden scratches but it’s worth it. I take Tylenol once daily for arthritis pain and sometimes take hydrocodone but that’s for osteoarthritis which I believe Is inherited not from prednisone as I’ve had it well before. Plan on trying adrenal support as I see it’s helping others with fibromyalgia and hopefully with pmr.
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