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Sep 4, 2019 · RA affecting feet in Autoimmune Diseases

Have any of you dealt with bilateral foot pain, specifically in the heel area? This just started for me a few weeks ago and is getting worse. It makes doing even basic housework a difficult task.

Jul 23, 2019 · Giant Cell Arteritis Concerns after One-sided Jaw Pain in Autoimmune Diseases

I was diagnosed with RA in 2011. Then in 2018, I was diagnosed with PMR. I’m settling at 6mg Prednisone right now. Lower dose kicked my behind.
My concern is severe one sided jaw pain. I went to urgent care today and received a shot to hopefully relieve the inflammation and pain. I was advised to see my Rheumy if not improved in 24-48 hours. After doing some research, I find myself concerned about the possibility of GCA. Has anyone dealt with this issue and can you offer some advice?

Mar 16, 2019 · How to address PMR pain while decreasing prednisone in Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

I was dx with RA in 2011 and PMR in December on 2018. I also have normal SED and C reactive protein. I started on 20 mg prednisone with almost immediate pain relief. I am down to 7.g at this time.

Mar 8, 2019 · How to address PMR pain while decreasing prednisone in Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

I have only recently been diagnosed with PMR in December of 2018. I was diagnosed in 2011 at the age of 43 with RA. My bloodwork has always been normal. My initial symptoms in 2011 were intense soreness, stiffness and swelling in my hands, feet and fingers. I was placed on plaquenil and later methotrexate with good results. Of course there are good and bad days but I’m able to push through.
Fast forward to the fall of 2018. I walked like a 99 year old lady. So much shoulder pain, hip and low back pain. And forget trying to get out of the car after 15 minutes or more. So my Doc mentions PMR and prescribes pred. Within 48 hours I felt like a new person! The most frustrating part of all of this for me is the fatigue. But with the prednisone, for the first time in years I felt like myself. Unfortunately as the taper continues that changes also. I get a little stiffer and have a little more soreness with each decrease of Med, and increase in fatigue.
I have a pretty high pain tolerance and lead a fairly active life but I just wish I felt
better. Hopefully it will all come together and we can get all the cats herding in the same direction.