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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 4 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?

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 ...

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

Posted 29 Dec 2010 by bavross 8 answers

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 ...

I need some information about GOUT?

Posted 22 Jul 2010 by christineATU 8 answers

My friends dad has gout. His hand, sometimes a foot, swell beyond belief. He has tried almost every pain med, anti inflammatory there is. He also eats lots of cheeries, stays away from red meat, does what he is supposed to. I don't know anything about this condition. Any advice on medication ...

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

Posted 19 Sep 2016 by Nitrobunny 7 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 ...

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

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

Posted 4 Feb 2013 by SalF 4 answers

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?

Puzzled in PA... I have had all the classical symptoms of PMR for about one month now

Posted 1 May 2018 by Squirley 5 answers

Pain and loss range of motion in my shoulders, neck and back pain for about 2 years, and finally severe pain in my left hip about a month ago. My primary care doctor started me on 20 mg of prednisone, tapering off after about 10 days. Within the first 24 hours all symptoms were gone. We thought we ...

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

Posted 7 Feb 2017 by sueq1944 6 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?

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

Posted 13 Mar 2017 by Debbie Lou 4 answers

... condition to talk to about their experiences

Polymyalgia Rheumatica - is it a condition, disease, inflammatory disorder?

Posted 11 Apr 2010 by christineATU 7 answers

I promised a friend of mine, Sacosam, that I would join this group and become educated on this obviously painful, debilitating disease. PMA, I'm not even sure what it is... what causes it, or the effects it has on peoples lives. I am familiar with pain. That's about it. I would like to ...

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

Posted 29 Sep 2014 by dcron 4 answers

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.

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