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PMR coming back?

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) | Last Active: Aug 13, 2020 | Replies (9)

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@valb68

Thank you for your reply. Yes, I have tried tapering 1/2 mg. at a time (several times). I have spinal stenosis, and when I have a flare I can barely stand up, let alone walk. It seems like my whole body gets inflamed at once. What have you tried in addition to prednisone? Because of my stupid kidneys, I can only take Tylenol for pain (better than nothing!). Have you taken a biologic?

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@valb68 I have not taken a biologic, probably because it hasn't been needed for me. Shortly after my second round with PMR I started looking into lifestyle changes. I read a book by Dr. Terry Wahls – The Wahls Protocol. She has an amazing story about how diet helped her MS symptoms – https://terrywahls.com/about/about-terry-wahls/. So I have tried to focus on reducing or eliminating processed meats, sugar, fast food, and fried foods which I think helps with any autoimmune disease. Here's a link you might find helpful – What to eat if you have polymyalgia rheumatica: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321683

Have you tried making any lifestyle changes to see if it helps with the PMR?