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Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Posted by @njr in Bones, Joints & Muscles, Apr 29, 2012

I have been battling PMR for three years now. I went undiagnosed for about 8 months, then did a two year treatment of prednisone. Initially, the prednisone was helpful but its effectiveness reduced as I tapered the dose. I am now on methotrexate and off the prednisone. I am also trying accupuncture. Nothing seems to help. I would love to hear from others who are fighting this battle, especially if they have found something that works for them!

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Posted by @debs, May 17, 2012

I had PMR about 8 years ago and lasted 2 years. I went on the Aim product which consisted of beet, carrot and barley. I took this every morning and it made me feel a lot better. I got rid of the prednisone as there were to many side effects. The Aim product seemed to boast my system. About 6 months ago i woke up with PMR again. I don't know if it can re occure, I will find out this week after a blood test. If i am tested positive, I will be going back on the Aim product before i take any further medication. Doctors here in South Africa do not like the Aim product, and I don't like prednisone. I was living on 28 tablets a day. I did not find much improvement with prednisone at all. I hope you feel better soon.


Posted by @raynall, Jun 20, 2012

I also had/have PMR that began 8/10. It is slowly going away, and I feel almost like my old self again. My question to anyone that has dealt with that problem is did any of you experience a traumatic emotional event prior to the PMR symptoms? I "think" emotional stress may be the catalyst to this awful condition. In my case I was nearing retirement and my spouse announced she wanted a divorce. It was and still is difficult to deal with. Some months after that information I developed PMR. I don't think this post will go out to a large number of people and I haven't seen the option to put a message out to the masses.


Posted by @pat44, Sep 24, 2012

Please tell me just what the aim product is. I am on Predisone 15 mg for poly and fibromyalgia. I'm also on Vicoden for pain, and Cymbalta and Amitriptyline and Ativan. Predisone helps but I do not want to stay on it for long. Been on it for 2 months. Hope all goes well for you.

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