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Jun 22, 2018 · Long term Polymyalgia Rheumatica in Autoimmune Diseases

Thank you for your reply, John. I appreciate the Pub Med article on methotrexate use with prednisone. The addition of methotrexate to my med “cocktail” was to, of course, get off prednisone. In fact, I am now taking 2 mg. more than when I started methotrexate. I guess another question is whether
people with a lengthier case of PMR have seen doctors at the Mayo Clinic (or other prestigious clinic) for a second opinion…and what was their experience.

Jun 22, 2018 · Long term Polymyalgia Rheumatica in Autoimmune Diseases

I was diagnosed with PMR in 2011 and have never been in remission. I am currently taking 9 mg of prednisone and 20 mg of methotrexate. Most days I feel pretty good (due to exercise and good food) , but am unable to reduce my prednisone dose even 1/2 mg. It seems like there are few people who have PMR this long. I would love to hear stories and suggestions from those who are still dealing with PMR after 7 or more years.