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I have been following this forum since November 2013 when I was diagnosed with pmr and have found it most informative and helpful.
I did not start with the ....
After reading Kassie's post and several responses, I googled "prednisone oral webmd" and started reading about drug interaction problems with prednisone. In one ....
Having been put back on track by a new doctor (thank heavens for her!). I am on 15mg Pred and I have been signed off work for 3 weeks to give the steroid ....
Sorry to be a pain and I know I only asked about Aloe vera juice the other day, and thanks for all my replies I am not going to go down that route.
hi all, i have pmr and i babysit little ones i think one may have chicken pox will this affect me at all?
i am at present om 15mg pred
Hi everyone, I haven't sent any messages since January as I have been so busy with work, family and pain.
I was diagnosed last year with PMR and at moment have ....
I am male, 33 age, 95 kg of weight and had been suffering muscle spasm, body aches and joints and bones pain since November last year. Doctor diagnosed uric acid ....
I just wanted to say thanks to all who have posted on this site for the valuable advice and insight into this debilitating condition. I am 6 weeks on from my initial ....
I have PMR-GCA and have SEDs measured as high as 117 and CRP as high as 238.
I also am allergic to Simvastin and the pain I experienced with it was almost as ....
I was diagnosed with PMR July 2012, with ESR 62, put on 15 mg Pred, 11 days passed before I was free of pain. 1 month later Doc reduced me to 10 mg. ESR then 10. ....
I am on 10mgms of Pred which I take in the morning about 8am. I did try taking it at other times but not sure if the time was effective. My issue is I that I am ....
I had a steroid injection about five days ago - for shoulder impingement - and was told that some of the steroid would 'leak' out to the rest of the body, and temporarily ....
Before the PMR, I used to suffer now and then with lower back pain and also a lot of pain in one hip. Both have been milder since taking the pred but the hip still ....
I was diagnosed with PMR in November 2013 and started on a course of steroids starting at 20mg
and reducing to 10mg daily in January.
In February I started drinking ....
What I would like to ask is about holiday insurance. When I was diagnosed with GCA last Oct I was due to go to Cyprus 3weeks later, my Rheumatologist advised me ....
After doing well on 15mg pred for six weeks (apart from the buffalo hump and the insomnia etc) I reduced to 12.5 10 days ago. Apart from a tiny bit of aching here ....
I wanted to post what I found on the Anti-inflammatory Diet on tomatoes. This is their summary:
""Tomatoes, another nightshade veggie, may also help reduce inflammation ....
Over the past three years, many people have joined this site and going back over past posts can be difficult.
No 1 - There is currently No known Cause or Cure. ....
Apologies to the site manager for length of message.
For what its worth, I have previously always used cut onions to remove the smell of paint when decorating.
I have been diagnosed last year with M.e/C.f.s and adrenal fatigue and at the end of last year the dr said a severe virus in Oct 2010 triggered it. also diagnosed ....
Since reducing to 12.5mg from 15mg, I am suffering bouts of nausea. Could this be a symptom of withdrawal. If so I wonder if I do need to go more slowly as the daily ....
I am 51 years old and just recently I was a fit as any 25-year old and was quite certain I was going to live till I was 150. Now I feel like an 80 yr old ....
hope some one can help, i am new to this forum. i have been on 15mg of pred for 2 days.and had my first side effect, hoping for some advice?
Does anyone, besides myself, find that a low carb diet helps reduce the PMR symptoms? I am currently at 20mg down from 60mg in October and only have PMR problems ....
Thank you so much for all your kind support. I will definitely seek another opinion to treat the symptoms of my PMR. I've had it for approximately one year; was ....
I'm so glad that I've found this site. Living in the US I can see the doctor whenever I want (have insurance unlike so many others). Unfortunately the doctor seems ....
I have had PMR for some months now, and have very little pain when I take 15mg of prednisolone. As soon as I try and drop any lower I have a flare up, and my shoulders ....
I'm brand new to this forum and have recently be provisionally diagnosed with pmr.
I am 49 years old and have had fairly classic shoulder and more recently ....
Oh Gosh. What a bad experience I had today with my first rheumy appointment.
I have normal markers but had really bad pains. Within 3 days of taking steroids ....
I'm living with many of the symptoms of pmr but my rheumatologist thinks I'm too young for it! I wish I've just turned 52!
Anyway, I was wondering ....
Hi.I am 58 female and work full time? After 3 years of PMR and a very slow reduction in pred to 3.5mg where I have been fine and thinking about reducing to 3mg ....
Hello, I wonder if anyone could help me?
I am 51 and for a long time I had really bad pains in my neck, shoulders arms and back. These pains got so bad I was ....
My name is Jetty and I live on the island of Curacao(in the Caribbean).I was diagnosed in januari
2010 with PMR and started with 15mg prednison.Within 2 days my ....
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