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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
- 31 Oct 2017
- 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.
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