I am a 75 year old male and I was diagnosed w poly myalgia rheumatica (pmr) two months ago while I was at Rochester while my wife was being seen for her health issues at Mayo Clinic. My PMR came on quickly with the worst pain that i have ever experienced. I was very fortunate to be at Rochester and saw several great Mayo doctors in the emergency room at Saint Mary’s hospital and then in the Rhuematology Clinic. I started on Prednisone 20MG and now on 15MG following Mayo’s taper plan. My primary care doctor in my hometown has been seeing me until my appointment with a rheumatologist in October for followup care. Lots questions and concerns about the long term use of prednisone and it’s potential side effects.
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