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Posted 8 Mar 2017 by • 6 answers
... prednisone for the past 3
Posted 23 Aug 2014 by • 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?
Posted 6 Jul 2012 by • 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?
Posted 23 Aug 2012 by • 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 ...
Posted 29 Dec 2010 by • 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 ...
Posted 22 Jul 2010 by • 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 ...
Posted 19 Sep 2016 by • 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 ...
Posted 16 Aug 2016 by • 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
Posted 4 Feb 2013 by • 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?
Posted 1 May 2018 by • 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 ...
Posted 7 Feb 2017 by • 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
Posted 3 Oct 2016 by • 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?
Posted 13 Mar 2017 by • 4 answers
... condition to talk to about their experiences
Posted 11 Apr 2010 by • 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 ...
Posted 29 Sep 2014 by • 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.