Polymyalgia Rheumatica Questions
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Displaying 24 questions associated with Polymyalgia Rheumatica.
... prednisone for the past 3
Since the Prednisone (10mg daily) alone is not reducing the inflammation of the disease, as per my CRP blood test results, my Doctor has recommended the Methotrexate. But as I read the side effects of the drug, I am on the fence as to if I should take the MTT or deal with the pain. Has anyone had... read more
... this condition to talk to about their experiences?
... 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
Have been tapering and now at 2 mg. But have had three flareups this year. Several doctors, including specialist at Duke, don't seem to know enough about PMR to provide enough medication to treat the return of painful swelling. How have you dealt with this in communicating with your doctor?... read more
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... read more
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
... 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?
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 been on prednisone since sept. I am now weening off of it, and am waking up with painful, swollen hands. Has anyone else with rheumatica had this happen?
I joined this support group for my husband, he his on prednisone but we were wondering if this was all there is for this condition? Prednisone is a wonder drug but it too can have problems.
Does polymyalgia rheumatica recur? I had it 5 years ago and endured many months of misery. Also got a cataract from the steroids. Now my upper arm muscles are getting sore again. Same time of year, same location (southern Arizona).
Been on 20ng per day prednisone for PMR for 5 months. Toes have started going numb and vision blurring. Can these be side affects of prednisone? When finally get weaned off prednisone, will these problems go away?
I have been suffering from PMR for 4 years now. I was initially on prednisolone and have ended up on methotrexate (20mg weekly) via about 15 months of self injecting with tocilizumab. My ESR levels dropped to normal while taking tocilizumab but have risen again to 40 since the trial of tocilizumab... read more