PMR Heriditary?

Posted by dar9216 @dar9216, Tue, Feb 5 3:28pm

I was diagnosed with GCA and Polymyalgia in July and currently down to 12.5/day. My son has recently started feeling extreme pain in his ankles when he awakens in the morning and it gradually goes. It's a lot like the pain I had for close to two years before being diagnosed. He doesn't fit the criteria, but the symptoms are so close it worries me. Has anyone heard of family members with same symptoms/diagnosis?

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@dar9216, in a talk with my cousin I found out he also has polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and small fiber peripheral neuropathy which I also have.

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@johnbishop

@dar9216, in a talk with my cousin I found out he also has polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and small fiber peripheral neuropathy which I also have.

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My Mother had PMR as well …….Beryl

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Thank you, John you reminded me that men do get this too. All the information focuses on women over 50 with northern European/Norwegian heritage.

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@dar9216

Thank you, John you reminded me that men do get this too. All the information focuses on women over 50 with northern European/Norwegian heritage.

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I am English so I would think that applies to me. Beryl

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My dad also had PMR which was another reason my doctor diagnosed me so quickly. He asked if I had ever heard of polymyalgia rheumatica and when I told him about my dad he said that made him 100% sure along with my bloodwork that my diagnosis was correct

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Thank you for all your responses. Hopefully my son does NOT of PMR, but it just doesn't sound good.

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@dar9216

Thank you for all your responses. Hopefully my son does NOT of PMR, but it just doesn't sound good.

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I hope your son is spared too. We always want the best for our children no matter how old they get. I will keep him in my thoughts and pray for a good outcome if that’s okay with you

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@bt56

I hope your son is spared too. We always want the best for our children no matter how old they get. I will keep him in my thoughts and pray for a good outcome if that’s okay with you

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Thank you, he is seeing two do tors tomorrow and asked that I go with him

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