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Jan 29, 2018 · How to address PMR pain while decreasing prednisone in Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

I am going to talk with her today. And your so right! No one knows our bodies like ourselves.

Jan 29, 2018 · How to address PMR pain while decreasing prednisone in Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

I’m sorry, I just figured out how to post to your reply. I don’t recall the dosage for the Prednisone since it was years ago. It was a four day treatment where you take four than three than two than one pill and I not only had SVT but sweating, shaking and lots of other unpleasant symptoms. I just started taking the 5 mi of Prednisone for OMR the other day and it already seems to be working with no side effects. The pain is not as severe, I was able to sleep well and I did not need Tylenol this morning. I’m hoping my Rheumatologist will not ask me to increase it to 10 since so far so good on the 5. Thanks for the information and for responding. It really helps to know I am not crazy and that this immune disorder is real. I also talked to my brother who went thru the same thing 5 years ago when he was diagnosed with Lupus. He could not walk to the mailbox without pain and now he just completed his 4th Triathlon. It’s good to know there is hope.

Jan 29, 2018 · How to address PMR pain while decreasing prednisone in Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

I’m not sure how to respond here to each message I received, so forgive me if this is general. I don’t recall the dose of Prednisone I took for poison ivy. It was years ago. But it made by heart go into vt, break out in a sweat, head pound and body shake. It was awful. It was one of those packs you take 4 than 3 than 2 than 1. I have noticed the 5 mil of Prednisone recently prescribed for OMR so far has indeed minimized the pain. I am moving better and today I don’t feel the need to even take another pain aid like Tylenol. I couldn’t get thru the morning before without that assistance and a hot shower. So far so good. My doctor wants me to increase it to 10 mil but since it’s working so good at 5, I really don’t want to take the chance.

Jan 26, 2018 · How to address PMR pain while decreasing prednisone in Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

I was just diagnosed wiht PMR after a month of feeling just terrible. My ana levels are elevated and sed rate. It stared with strep throat and I thought I had the flu after that. My doctor is starting me on a low dose of prednisone (5 m) because I had a bad reaction when I took it years ago for a bad case of poison ivy. I have SVT and it sent my heart out of sync. I’m afraid to take it but from what I’ve been reading, it really seems to make a difference. I will probably begin tomorrow. The nights are the worst for me. After last night, I told myself the low dose might be worth a try. I was also told I could take Tylenol and that does help me during the day. Thanks for sharing your story. It helps to know I’m not alone in this. LB