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I have excessive sweating on face and head can prednisone cause this?

Posted 23 Aug 2014 by Deegalvin 2 answers

It hits when I exert or stress I get wring and wet! Is this dangerous? I am trying to get off slowly. On prednisone for one year. My sed rate is normal now.? What can I do to help this?

I have just been started on prednisone for Polymyalgia Rheumatica. I'm looking for any input from?

Posted 6 Jul 2012 by K-Love Listener 3 answers

... anyone else out there that my be taking it for this condition and any problems they may have encountered? It seems like one has to stay on this for an undetermined amount of time to resolve it?

Protein and Polymyalgia Rheumatica?

Posted 21 Apr 2017 by lareeree1 2 answers

My 66 year old father was diagnosed with Polymyalgia Rheumatica on April 11, 2017. I'm trying to help with diet planning, has anyone with Polymyalgia Rheumatica tried drinking protein shakes? Is this a good idea or something to stay away from?

Bouts of shivering (15 min) I am reducing prednisone?

Posted 12 Apr 2017 by rigsue 1 answer

I have been on prednisone for almost a year having started at 20mg. for Polymyalgia rhumatica. During this time I have had 2 hip replacements and have managed to reduce the prednisone as of a week and a half ago to 5mg. Its been a very slow reduction. This is the first time I have experienced this ...

Polymyalgia Rheumatica - I have been recently diagnosed with pmr. I'm looking for others with this?

Posted 13 Mar 2017 by Debbie Lou 2 answers

... condition to talk to about their experiences

Polymyalgia Rheumatica - is shakiness a symptom of PMR or prednisone?

Posted 7 Feb 2017 by sueq1944 2 answers

I was diagnosed three months ago with PMR and started on 20mg of prednisone. I'm down to 15mg but still don't feel good and have shakiness especially in the a.m. Anybody else experience shakiness? Thanks. SueQ

Polymyalgia Rheumatica - I know that prednisone is going to make me gain weight?

Posted 3 Oct 2016 by Waianae 3 answers

Is it really the prednisone or will it just increase my appetite so I will want to eat more? How does the weight gain blamed on prednisone really work?

Is Prolia going to make my Polymyalgia Rheumatica worse?

Posted 25 Oct 2016 by 2cute4u 3 answers

Have been on Prednisone for 1 1/2 years for PMR, a painful autoimmune disease. My recent bone scan showed severe osteoporosis with T scores as low as -4.7 and -3.3 in my spine and hip. I am 63 and I don't dare not to take Prolia. I found a few programs online with natural supplements with ...

Polymyalgia Rheumatica - I am not sure I can work with PMR. It takes A couple of hours in the?

Posted 16 Aug 2016 by English730 5 answers

... morning to get to a place where I can walk I'm week my wrists can't even pour my own teapot. Can I get disability? I am 58 years old and I am a schoolteacher but when I'm in so much pain I'm certainly not very patient

Will I ever get off Prednisone?

Posted 23 Aug 2012 by boombeen 4 answers

I've been on Pred. for 11 yrs for PMR. Had every side effect including osteonecrosis (THR), cataracts, hypertension, weight gain @ so on. When I wean down to 1mg the PMR flares up again. I try to tough it out but have to go back up again to 5mg. I've been up & down this roller coaster ...

Starting Actemra for PMR, RA and GCA looking for others currently using Actemra?

Posted 19 Sep 2016 by Nitrobunny 2 answers

Hello! I am starting Actemra next week. I was Dx with PMR in 2004 and in January of this year and landed in the hospital with GCA and the worst headache of my life. I also have RA. I switched rheumatologists and my new one recommended I research and consider starting Actemra. I would like to know ...

Tizanidine - Can this be taken to help with muscle spasms from Polymyalgia Rheumatica ?

Posted 10 Sep 2016 by Jzzzsngr 2 answers

I am on 10 mg of Prednisone in the morning and 5 mg of Prednisone in the evenings to treat Polymyalgia Rheumatica. I've had debilitating muscle pain during the night and when getting up in the mornings. I'm looking for something my doc can prescribe until the muscle inflammation subsides ...

I have been on meloxicam 15mg for over a year for knee pain. I have had bad muscle pain and went to?

Posted 8 May 2016 by Newsue 1 answer

... my family doctor and he said I have polymyalgia rheumatica. My CRP level is high. Can meloxicam cause it to be high? I itch all over and have a BAD headache. The ultram does not help the pain at all. Can hardly type this. Answers please!!

What pain control for arthritis(will be having hip replacement) and for polymyalgia rhumatica?

Posted 13 Apr 2016 by rigsue 2 answers

I have just been told I am on a waiting list for hip replacement (6 months) 68 years old. The diagnosis for polymyalgia is recent and am now on 15 mg prednisone a day. I have peripheral neuropathy in my legs (feet) and am using pregabalin 200 mg per day for that pain. My concern is with using the ...

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