Muscle and Joint pain
I was referred to Mayo in Jacksonville by my primary doctor because of several diagnoses with my muscle and joint pain. My primary doctor thinks I have Polymyalgia Rheumatica and apparently there is not a test to confirm it. I was surprised to learn that Mayo in Jacksonville did not have a Rheumatology department to refer me to. They are now checking in Gainesville where there is a teaching hospital I believe. I am not sure about what kind of facility is there. I did try treatment for fibromylgia thinking it may be that and it did not work . I understant with Polymyalgia, prednisone is the only thing that works. I do know when I was on Prednisone, I had less pain. I was only on it for a week at a time. From what I read about the disease, some people have to be on a small dosage for a long period of time, i.e., a year or more.