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Sun, Jun 14 3:29pm · How to address PMR pain while decreasing prednisone in Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

I did as you did and once i went back to 5 and after 18 to 20 I was off. Prednisone is nasty stuff but it worked

Thu, May 7 8:00pm · PMR Diet: Foods to eat and avoid in Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

John, I eat lots of fruit especially berries, vegetables and fish. I limit carbs and meats. I rarely eat fast food and fried foods. At times I eat too many sweets, my wife's fault. I walk nearly every day which I think is a great help.

Wed, May 6 3:30pm · Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR), prednisone and Coronavirus COVID-19 in Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

I was on prednisone and it worked great expect for the potential side effects. If I get PMR again I am not sure what I would do. what did your Doctor put you on in lieu of Prednisone

Wed, May 6 2:01pm · PMR Diet: Foods to eat and avoid in Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

What foods to avoid and what food to focus on when on PMR

Sat, Mar 21 11:55am · Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR), prednisone and Coronavirus COVID-19 in Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

John Is there any information about once you are off prednisone how long it would take to have your immune system return to pre PMR if it was reduced during active PMR? Also do you have access to general information about reducing the risk. Thank you for your continued help you have been great.

Sat, Jan 25 11:23pm · After PMR and return to good health in Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

I had PMR for twenty months and thanks to Prednisone, good doctors and advice from Mayo Connect I was able to taper my way back to reasonably good health. I do get colds and numerous sinus and chest congestion issues all of which seem to last much longer than before PMR. I understand PMR weakens our immune systems so I assume that our immune system may return to normal after PMR. Question: does anyone have an idea how long it normally takes to have our immune system to return to normal or will it?

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A family member just found out they have Lynch Syndrome and I am looking for information about this Lynch including Dianosis and Treatment at Mayo

Sep 2, 2019 · How to address PMR pain while decreasing prednisone in Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

I know everyone is different but I got to1mg in 18 months. FYIO: I was down to 5 in a year and had to stay there for a few extra months as my numbers from my quarterly blood work had gone up. My tapering schedule was started at 20 and I went down 2 1/2 each month until I got to 10 and then went down 1 each month until 1. Stayed on 1 two extra months and after that I stopped Prednisone.. It may come back but for now I am good. I followed my Rheumatologist's tapering schedule and had quarterly blood draws and so far it worked for me plus lots of good help and encouragement from John and others on Mayo connect.