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Mar 16, 2017 · Polymyalgia rheumatica in Autoimmune Diseases

Thanks Charlena for your reply. We definitely share similarities in our husbands. I failed to mention the bruising; oh my gosh! And, our rheumatologist confirmed my suspicions that Prednisone can cause dramatic personality and temperament changes. My husband recently went from 4 mg to 3mg and has not experienced the return of any pain 🙂 He started the Prednisone about 2 yrs. ago. We understand that the PMR can go into remission but, like others here, can likely return. It was good to hear from someone else who shares our issues.

Mar 16, 2017 · Polymyalgia rheumatica in Autoimmune Diseases

Amkaloha. See your Optometrist immediately. Advice by my primary and my rheumatoligst gave warning about any eye problem
My primary doc. called me while on a fishing trip to come back right away to see my optometrist. Good luck Brother, Ron.

Mar 13, 2017 · Polymyalgia rheumatica in Autoimmune Diseases

Thanks John.  That's funny. . .side effects have got to be so different for each individual.  Ron has not gained any weight nor the fluid retention.  I hope others will share their experiences because the effect I wrote about are "killing us". . .

Mar 13, 2017 · Polymyalgia rheumatica in Autoimmune Diseases

I think this will be introducing a new topic, but I dont know where else to do it. My husband has been dealing with PMR for two years. He’s gotten down to 3 mg of Prednisone just recently. The one issue I have not seen commented on in this group are the side effects of being on Prednisone. Yes, everyone wants to get off of it, but no one says why. . .Well, I can tell you why we want my husband to be off of it–skin is so very thin he bleeds at the slightest touch! It’s become a joke in our family–I’ll just buy all new towels and sheets when he’s through the tunnel; don’t go outside without a longsleeve shirt on, and so on. And the touchy temperament; oh my. . . Can some of you pls share with us your experiences with side effects ??

Feb 23, 2017 · prostate cancer treatment choices in Prostate Cancer

We have been to both Rochester and Jacksonville. My husband’s radical prostatectomy was performed in Rochester, and he’s had several different procedures at Mayo in Jacksonville. Both institutions are AMAZING. And, someone above mentioned staff not slowing down to speak to you and listen to your concerns–well, you won’t find anyone like that at either of these Mayos. We found both institutions to run like (excuse the language) well-oiled machines. Highly organized, catering to their employees, their patients AND visitors. So that being said, one really needs to look for the right doctor, no matter the institution.