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PMR and Sciatica with Back Pain

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) | Last Active: Jan 16 4:16pm | Replies (6)

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Hi – Yes, I had sciatica (in my left leg) while I had PMR. Not all the time, but typically was triggered by long periods of sitting (such as driving in car). As I slowly recovered from the PMR – I went from 40 mg Prednisone to 20, 15, 12, 10 for many weeks, and then tapered down 1 mg weekly for a total of 5 months – the sciatica also improved and eventually no reoccurrence (so far!). I never had sciatica prior to PMR.

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Thank you for your response. I am anxious to see what my rheumatologist will say about the sciatica. I am so hoping to get off this prednisone but just can't quite make the break. I am so happy that you have recovered. Stay healthy!

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