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I have had polymyalgia for 16 months. Starting with 15 mgs of

Posted by @overthehill in Just Want to Talk, Jul 3, 2012

I have had polymyalgia for 16 months. Starting with 15 mgs of prednisone, all seemed to be runnig smoothly. Like others, the pain and stiffness became more prevalent and I figured I just had to wait it out. Reduced the prednisone over long period and am now down to 5 mgs. Along came some pain in my leg and ankle which I had not had before.
then at night while sleeping, I had these very very hot burning sensations in my fingertips. I would get up and run cold
water over them and slowly the pain would diminish. Am now waiting to get results from a nerve conduction test to
determine what is causing these pains. So far, the doc thinks it may relate to either prednisone or side effects. It is
a disease which need much more study and research. We wish we knew what caused it. Age 76 Overthehill @njr

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