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6 days ago · Did statin cause PMR? in Autoimmune Diseases

For the record, I did take statins maybe for 3 or 4 years before getting PMR and I stopped partly because of perceived muscle pain. I also had a lot of diarrhea. Also for the record I was able to taper off Prednisone completely by the end of August 2019. I was originally diagnosed with PMR in August 2018 but probably had it for a couple of months before diagnosis. I believe that Prednisone caused me to have memory problems. This is somewhat improved since being off Prednisone.

Tue, May 14 4:03pm · Polymyalgia rheumatica in Autoimmune Diseases

Hello, Sidsell. Welcome to this list. Before I was diagnosed with PMR on 8/24/18 I was having the same symptoms as you. And I was taking the maximum dose of Ibuprofen and Tylenol alternately. I also used CBD for about a week. None of these medications did much to relieve the pain. The sed rate test was within normal limits about a month before 8/24/18 and I was having all of the symptoms. The second set rate test was at 44 and clearly indicated inflammation. If your doctor checks your blood sample and it is found to be normal, I would suggest that you ask for a short trial of prednisone to help diagnose your condition.

Mon, Feb 25 2:15pm · Polymyalgia rheumatica in Autoimmune Diseases

I have been wondering what caused my PMR. I see that you are a master naturalist and conservationist. I assume that you dig in the dirt. This past spring & summer I did a lot of irrigation ditch digging for my lawn sprinkler system. Some of the time I was down on my hands & knees digging bare handed, sawing through roots, etc. After suffering from June to August 24th, I was diagnosed with PMR after a blood test that measures sedimentation rate went up to 44. Normal is 0 to 10. I'd like to hear from anyone who had a lot of contact with the earth or compost. I was started on 30 mg of prednisone and felt almost normal in 2 days with the exception of my shoulders which had been x-rayed and showed osteoarthritis.