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Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) | Last Active: Sep 9, 2020 | Replies (5)

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@sharenb I have no medical training or background but my first occurrence of PMR took me a little over 3 years before I was able to taper off of prednisone which was started at a 20 mg dosage. The second occurrence of PMR six years later took me about 1-1/2 years before I was able to taper off and the PMR went into remission. I've never heard of an occurrence of PMR that only lasted a few months (not to say that it couldn't happen). I have no experience with injections given to treat PMR. Can you tell me what injection was given to help the PMR?

Here is an article that you may find helpful. 3 Strategies for Coping with Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR): https://www.arthritis-health.com/blog/3-strategies-coping-polymyalgia-rheumatica-pmr

Have you discussed the symptoms of your husband's difficulty going from sitting to standing with his doctor? When my PMR was active and I was in pain, it was difficult for me to go from sitting to standing and I also had to be careful sitting down.

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Thanks for your reply and suggestions, John. The injection Bob got was a steroid. Today, my sweet sister delivered a lift chair and a walker that she isn’t using. The chair has been very helpful. I would like Bob to participate in warm warm water therapy as soon as the facility is able to reopen. I know RA patients find that type of exercise gives them great short-term relief. I don’t know if it helps with PMR. I created a chart to track his weight, morning sugar count, pain level and location. I would like to compile a list of questions for his doctor, but really don’t know what to ask. Some questions are about his Vitamin D level, physical therapy, chair yoga, appetite stimulates, changing his diabetes medication, and any other questions the PMR group suggests.