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Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) | Last Active: May 13 9:15am | Replies (7)

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My pain starts when I first wake up in the middle of the night after 2 maybe 3 hours of sleep and it affects my sleep all night long, falling asleep waking up falling asleep waking up with pain every time I try to get comfortable. When morning arrives I don't feel like I got a good night's sleep and it's pretty difficult to walk and it's painful to do just about everything but little by little as the morning progresses I feel more and more active and by noon I could go walk a mile I do that periodically. And I get better and better all the way up until bedtime. There's pain but I can be sitting in a comfortable chair or lying down on the couch or even walking around not doing too much physical movement and feel very little pain, even none until I move around too much. I can do small chores but I can't get down on the ground back up without incredible effort. It progresses to getting better by the next bedtime the next night and then it starts all over again. Keep in mind I am not on prednisone. I'm not sure if it's just a bad night now and then or if it's getting worse on a regular basis. I am working on the Terry Wahls Protocol diet, this being day 5. I haven't noticing anything yet but they say 30 days I should notice something if it's working. If it doesn't get worse than this I can handle it for a while

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The only caution I would give you is to watch closely for the symptoms of Giant Cell Arteritis. PMR by itself is not life threatening, but GCA is another story.

Excerpt from article below – "If you have polymyalgia rheumatica, you are at a higher risk of getting a condition called giant cell arteritis (GCA). This involves inflammation of the blood vessels called arteries. This needs urgent treatment as there's a risk of permanent loss of your eyesight or having a stroke with giant cell arteritis."
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) | Causes, symptoms, treatments: https://www.versusarthritis.org/about-arthritis/conditions/polymyalgia-rheumatica-pmr/

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