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Prednisone vs Prednisolone - What's the difference?

I have been diagnosed with Polymyalgia Rheumatica & am about to start taking Methotrexate(MTT)?

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

Diagnosed with PMR: Prednisone & CBD Oil, Can you share outcomes?

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!

Polymyalgia Rheumatica - I have been recently diagnosed with PMR. I'm looking for others with...

... this condition to talk to about their experiences?

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

... 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

Polymyalgia Rheumatica - Urgent need for information on prednisone dosage for PMR flares.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

... 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?

Polymyalgia Rheumatica - Does anyone have swollen sore hands as a side effect to taking Prednisone?

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?

Polymyalgia Rheumatica - is prednisone the only drug of choice for this condition?

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?

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).

Can prednisone cause blurred vision and numbness in feet?

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?

Prednisone and Surgery: I have Polymyalgia Rheumatica and need hip replacement surgery?

In the process of preparing for a hip replacement surgery, they found that I have Polymyalgia Rheumatica 3 weeks ago. I was in such debilitating pain, so the Prednisone really has helped the PMR. Unfortunately, the orthopedic surgeon will not do the hip replacement surgery until I get my Prednisone... read more

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