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I Have Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Polymyalgia Rheumatica anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Polymyalgia Rheumatica. You're not alone. 197 People

    Prednisone Doesn't Help Me. - I was diagnosed with Polymyalgia about 4 months ago. Couldn't even get of bed on my own. Tried Prednisone with no results even had a couple of shots...
    Jaredean Jaredean 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2012

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    My husband actually is the one suffering from PMR. He was diagnosed maybe 6+ months ago with severe pain and the Prednisone helped almost immediately. While in the process of...
    cls4fl cls4fl 70+, F Mar 16

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    Newly Diagnosed - After 3 months of agony i was diagnosed 3 days ago,,was put on 20mg pred which has had hardly any affect apart from a slight headache and extreme fatigue,,how...
    Tracey50 Tracey50 51-55 10 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    PMR Is Improving - I was diagnosed with PMR 1-month ago with ESR at 104. Spent almost 1-week in hospital before they could get enough improvement to release me. I've been on 20mg...
    FarmDog FarmDog 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Living With The Pain - Having a virus one morning in April, not knowing what to do. Waking up thinking you restless leg syndrome. That was just the beginning. Hips, bullocks...
    siehsta siehsta 61-65 Sep 15, 2013

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    Polymyalgia For Five Years Now- - Hi all, I have PMR for five years and am down to 2 1/2mg. prednisone after many fluctuations on doses with flare-ups. Started on 20mg with a...
    health52 health52 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2012

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    New Diagnosis - Hi, am a little confused and wonder if anyone has had similar experience. Presented to Dr with pain in shoulders, pain when raising arms to wash hair and tingling...
    kbrab kbrab 36-40 3 Responses Oct 16, 2011

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    Mrs Mary Creed - I was diagnosed with PMR IN SEptember 2010 and whilst I was on the highest dose of Prednisilone, my symptoms of pain abated, but stated to get all the dificulties...
    Leonie01 Leonie01 51-55 1 Response Dec 14, 2011

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    I Looked At My Doctor And Burst Into Tears. - I am a 67 year old female with many responsibilities. I am a foster Mom to a one year old baby boy who needs me very much. My daughter...
    mrsippy mrsippy 66-70, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2013

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    Not Sure?? - Hi All Okay, went on BHRT for menopause, felt great, six months and my calcific tendonitis never bothered me. I went off the bio-identical hormone due to conflict...
    georgie430 georgie430 51-55 Oct 31, 2013

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    Is This The Result Of My Knee Replacement? - On Sept. 30, 2013, I had a complete replacement of my left knee. The surgery went well as did the in-patient physical therapy. Within a...
    malewine malewine 66-70, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2013

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    Diagnosed With PMR 7 Months Ago - Hello ,this is my first visit. My journey started at the end of nov 2012 when I woke up one morning unable to lift either arm,turn over in bed...
    whitemoor whitemoor 61-65, F 3 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    Polymyalgia Rhematica Is Manageable - I have had PMR for about 3 months. Initially, I was being treated for a sprained ligament in my sacroiliac joint. As the stability and range...
    jwilli290purple jwilli290purple 51-55 1 Response Nov 6, 2013

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    My Experience With PMR - I'm 62 years old and have enjoyed relatively good health for most of my life. Last winter I was fairly sedentary and then in February started to do some...
    sundug sundug 61-65, M 3 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    Finally A Diagnosis - I originally consulted a chiropractor because I had a pinched nerve in my neck. Next, I began to experience severe pain in both upper arms as well as both...
    emlyonshsd emlyonshsd 61-65 7 Responses Feb 6, 2011

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    No Energy - I was sick for approximately 11 months before being diagnosed with pmr and I took the prednisone at first but it didn't agree with me, so now I take methylprednisolone...
    mamasweets63 mamasweets63 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2013

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    I Think I Have Polymyalgia Rheumatica - I have had ongoing pain now for 7 months. It first started in my gluteals and hamstrings and has progressed to hips, shoulders, back. All...
    Nursegal3 Nursegal3 61-65 3 Responses Apr 13, 2013

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    Did I Get Hit By A Truck? - I am 54 y.o female who was active and feeling as if all was right with her world (or almost) when a persistent neck ach sent me to a chiropractor for...
    Arizona54 Arizona54 51-55 4 Responses Apr 6, 2012

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    Need Help In Coping - I have PMR and have had it for at least 2 years.  I am 59 and being diabetic I cannot take prednisone due to it causing blood sugar levels to go extremely...
    catbonkers catbonkers 56-60, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2011

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    Is This Polymyalgia Or Some Other Immune Disorder? - Hello all, I am really struggling at the moment with painful symptoms and am getting absolutely nowhere with my GP. I suspect...
    DC1962 DC1962 46-50 8 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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    Too Young - Hi My doctor thinks I have this condition, I am only 46. Am I too young, are there others out there with this condition at my age?
    kazmac kazmac 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    I Too Have PMR - I was dianosed with PMR in August of this year, 2013 . I thought I had injured my back. I tried therapy and even had traction with of course no relief. I...
    lillakaisa lillakaisa 70+, F Nov 4, 2013

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    Never Been Sick In My Life - Until I Got Pmr - Wow! - At 51 I thought I was lucky because I had great health all my life - never even had a cold really - all my work colleagues...
    happydespitepmr happydespitepmr 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2011

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    Pmr Even With Low Sed Rate - Greetings, It's been just 2 months now since I woke up one morning unable to sit down or pick up a cup of coffee. I've always been a healthy...
    Sideline2 Sideline2 61-65, F 4 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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    Wheelchair In 6 Months - My name is Nancy and this is my story of the diagnosis of Polymyalgia Rheumatica in April of 2009. It started in October of 2008 with flu like symptoms...
    nmiller209 nmiller209 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2013

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    Pmr - - I was diagnosed with PMR in April 2010.  Reluctantly after 2 months, decided to go on pregnisone therapy because I could not function anymore.  15 mg. dosage helped...
    bonniel56 bonniel56 56-60, F 2 Responses May 8, 2011

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    PMR - 1 YEAR IN - Was fit and worked out usually five days/week. On Pred. most of the past year, at times as high as 40mg. Taking vit D and calcium to help avoid side effects of...
    firemandave firemandave 56-60, M 3 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    Diagnosed At 42 - Hi All... Symptoms started December 2012.... Went to the ER and was told I had a virus, prescribed antibiotics and Tylenol 3... Notta. Felt like I was beat with...
    tljcej tljcej 41-45, F Aug 21, 2013

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    Newly Diagnosed And On Steroids - H i everyone, would like to make contact with other"s  with PMR, for information and support with this horrible diseaseHad the most awfull...
    hollyhockblue hollyhockblue 51-55 8 Responses Mar 14, 2012

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    My Journey With PMR. - PMR couldn't have come at a worse time for me. I had just finally got it together - lost 70 pounds - was training with a personal trainer twice a week - was...
    Debp Debp 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2013

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    OMG The Pain Is Overwhelming - Hi, well my journey started in December 2012...I am a Sales Rep (55 years young) and noticed my foot had started to swell and go red. So I went to...
    poochi1 poochi1 51-55 3 Responses Sep 25, 2013

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    Post PMR - I have suffered with PMR for 2 years. My prednisone was up and down all this time until I went to the Mayo Clinic. All my side effects including unable to walk the...
    judyrio judyrio 70+ 3 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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    Like Many Of You... - My story starts by waking up in the middle of the night (Dec. 17, 2012) in extreme pain. I was unable to move without tears. It was knees, shoulders, back...
    skayk skayk 51-55, F Aug 18, 2013

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    Healing without Steroids! update It's been two years since I was diagnosed with PMR and I wrote a lot about my experience in my first blog. It has been quite a journey. This...
    Determined2BWell Determined2BWell 66-70, F Feb 18

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    Day By Day My Fight To Live A Good Life Despite PMR. - My story may date back a long time. Precisely 3 years ago in Savannah, GA, where I had sharp pain pain in my legs and knees...
    juadcat juadcat 66-70, F Aug 22, 2013

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    A Melodrama Of Errors Updated - About two months ago I wrote that I had tight hip flexors, a pulled muscle or tendon in my left thigh, inflammation in my left leg, arthritis in my...
    marty39 marty39 70+, M 1 Response Sep 2, 2013

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    Healing Without Steroids! - Greetings everyone, I thank you for all your posts as they helped me to be determined to find another path to healing besides steroids. I have traveled...
    Determined2BWell Determined2BWell 66-70, F 3 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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    Into My Second Year With Pmr - I woke up December 26, 2009 with stiff and sore back thigh muscles.  After 3 days of this I went to the doctor.  She diagnosed me with a pinched...
    katiebuglove katiebuglove 61-65 4 Responses Jun 13, 2011

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    What the heck? About three and a half years ago I began to get soreness and stiffness in my hips, legs, and shoulders that increased steadily until I got to my doctor after weeks...
    DavidScott7 DavidScott7 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    Newly Diagnosed - I am 51 years old, and about 6 months ago I started with some pain in my right upper arm. Within the next 3 months, the pain took over my arms, neck, and upper...
    Suarez001 Suarez001 51-55, F 6 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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    I was diagnosed with Poly in October, I was given 10 mg prednisone for 6 weeks. It did help. The Dr. then reduced to 8 mg it didn't take long and I was in agony again. It was back...
    edoody edoody 61-65, F Jan 23

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    Pmr = Yuk! - After 5 months of visiting 6 drs., the PMR diagnosis was given to me 2 weeks ago with 20 mg prednisone.  I was hoping for immediate relief - but am in 80% relief...
    SwimmerSue SwimmerSue 61-65 1 Response May 15, 2011

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    Pmr Without Steroid Treatment - Hi, I am a 69 year old Swede who has been diagnosed with PMR some six weeks ago. Having read about the side effects with steroid treatment I decided...
    sommartid sommartid 66-70 3 Responses Apr 28, 2012

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    How Did I Get To This Point? - I have lived with Arthritus since I was in my late 30's. Had two back surgerys, and made my chiropracter my closest ally. I have always mannaged with...
    nmwarrior nmwarrior 70+ 1 Response Jun 19, 2013

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    So The Last Year Has Been......... - I was diagnosed with PMR a few months ago. Was feeling like I was dying (literally) due to the pain that seemed to not be there one day and BE...
    pmrsniggles pmrsniggles 46-50 4 Responses Apr 14, 2012

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    Ive Trained For 30 Years And Have Pmr - At 54 ive trained all my life,running and body building (no steroids ever) i eat properly and have never smoked also no drugs.I drink...
    daverobbo daverobbo 51-55 7 Responses May 11, 2012

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    Raised Rheumatoid Factor - My member's name should be 'confused' because that's what I am ! A few weeks ago, my left arm was so stiff and painful upon waking, I thought I had a...
    Bearskin Bearskin 66-70 1 Response Oct 22, 2012

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    Recently Diagnosed With Pmr - I believe that I have actually had this disease for approx. 9 months. Rotator cuff tears in both shoulders misled the real issue until symptoms went...
    Cynthia4 Cynthia4 56-60 4 Responses Nov 23, 2011

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    From Glandular Fever To Now Pmr - Hi Everyone,I was diagnosed with PMR last week, finally!!!! After two years of having no answers and being told by doctors oh its just the weather...
    Bella1968 Bella1968 41-45 2 Responses Apr 12, 2011

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    Need Suggestions On Working Out Am Pain - Was recently diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica and am under treatment. Still have morning pain levels of 5 in spite of taking 60mg of...
    carolcurtis carolcurtis 70+, F 22 Responses Jan 22, 2011

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    From Fit To Cream Crackered In 2 Weeks - I am 71,in October last year I started to experience severe pain in my buttocks,legs and shoulders;from being fit and active I was...
    carsafe carsafe 70+ Aug 10, 2013