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My husband's entire body aches, he has joint stiffness. These issues disappeared within an hour's time with his first dose of prednisone. He also has an elevated CPK level which, from what I understand, is not a symptom of PMR. This is the issue that concerns us and makes us think that PMR may not be a correct diagnosis…..
My husband has had this issue for about 3 years now. His doctor prescribed Prednisone. I have seen posts here where people have been able to lower their prednisone dosage and even get off it entirely. Some people have posted about being in remission. My husband has tried several times to lower his dose but within a day's time is once again having level 10 pain. I would appreciate some posts from others that may be struggling to be able to lower their dosage. Also, posts from others that are in remission and how long between onset of illness and remission. I am beginning to think he may have some disease other than polymyalgia rheumatica. I look forward to reading your posts. Thank you.
Thank you for posting this information. My husband is having pain in back kidney area and it radiates through to his lower stomach and around his side. He has had kidney stones previously but we don't remember him having this radiating pain, especially the pain/soreness in the lower stomach area, as the pain with previous stones was in the back area.