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Question about PMR pain locations

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) | Last Active: Mar 1 10:00am | Replies (36)

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When I was diagnosed I went on a Vegan diet. Coupled with no oil, gluten or dairy and nothing with a high PH. I gained no weight. In fact, I lost 40lbs and am healthier than I have ever been. This way of life could solve the weight gain. It will also help restore the gut biome and heal the stomach wall which can be essential to having your PMR symptoms go away. Not to mention assist in prednisone reduction.

I have had some pain on one side but not the other. Mostly though it has been symmetrical. Pain migration is very common with PMR just like RA.

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How did you manage to keep dietary calcium intake high on a vegan diet? Women especially suffer bone loss with prednisone, so dietary calcium to limit bone loss (rather than calcium supplements which can cause other problems) is essential. Animal protein is also important to help with prednisone muscle deterioration.

I agree that removing processed vegetable/seed oils is a good health move - extra virgin olive oil only for me - and most people benefit from removing gluten too, but so many essential vitamins and nutrients come from animal sources. A vegan diet requires taking way too many supplements for me.