Polymyalgia Rheumatica Symptoms

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Also known as: PMR
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If you or someone you know is exhibiting symptoms of Polymyalgia rheumatica, seek medical attention immediately.

2 hours ago The symptoms include:

  • Pain in the shoulders
  • Pain in the neck, upper arms, buttocks, hips
  • Stiffness in the affected area
  • Diminished range of motion
  • Stiffness in the wrists, elbows and knees
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Loss of appetite

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6 hours ago Symptoms. Polymyalgia rheumatica can cause pain and stiffness in the shoulders, neck, hips and thighs. Polymyalgia rheumatica often comes on quickly, perhaps over a week or two. It can start just after a flu-like illness. The …

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7 hours ago Polymyalgia rheumatica, an inflammatory disease most commonly seen in older adults, usually causes pain and stiffness in the shoulders and upper back and/or the hip area. Polymyalgia …

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9 hours ago Some other symptoms include fevers, chills, drenching night sweats, and unintentional weight loss. Importantly, giant cell arteritis, a type of vasculitis, can occur in about 15% of people suffering from polymyalgia …

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2 hours ago Polymyalgia rheumatica usually affects people older than 50 years, often after age 70. Polymyalgia rheumatica can occur with a serious condition called giant cell arteritis, …

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2 hours ago Polymyalgia rheumatica is a rare inflammatory disease characterized by muscle pain (myalgia), stiffness, and additional generalized systemic symptoms such as fatigue, low …

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8 hours ago Polymyalgia rheumatica comes with symptoms that may not entirely disappear with treatment, particularly once steroid doses are lowered. The muscle pain, stiffness and …

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3 hours ago The symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica can come on quickly, usually in a matter of a few days, and in some cases even overnight. Symptoms of giant cell arteritis include: Headaches …

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8 hours ago A frequent symptom of polymyalgia rheumatica is stiffness in the neck. While the causes of PMR are not well understood, there are many theories as to its cause. It is …

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2 hours ago Symptoms Polymyalgia rheumatica. Symptoms. The most common symptom of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is pain and stiffness in the shoulder muscles, which develops quickly over …

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3 hours ago Pain and Stiffness. Initial polymyalgia rheumatica symptoms are aches experienced on the shoulders. Other symptoms are aches on the neck, buttocks, hips or thigh and upper arms. …

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2 hours ago Polymyalgia rheumatica can be treated effectively with medication and lifestyle changes. Polymyalgia rheumatica is a condition that causes pain and stiffness in older adults. Typical …

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2 hours ago Typically, polymyalgia rheumatica affects people older than 55. Left untreated, it can lead to stiffness and significant disability. In some cases, symptoms do not get worse. …

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3 hours ago Symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica tend to develop quickly and in addition to muscle pain, other symptoms may include: Stiffness around the shoulders and hips, …

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2 hours ago Polymyalgia Rheumatica. Polymyalgia rheumatica causes pain, stiffness and tenderness in large muscles, typically around the shoulders, upper arms and hips. The cause …

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3 hours ago The symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) can come on quite suddenly or more insidiously. Physical Symptoms of PMR. The common physical symptoms of PMR are listed …

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do i know if i have polymyalgia rheumatica?

  • new shoulder, neck, hip or thigh pain on both sides of the body, which has been present for at least two weeks
  • pain and stiff muscles in the shoulders, hips or thighs in the mornings that lasts at least 30 minutes
  • high levels of inflammation measured by blood tests
  • no evidence of rheumatoid arthritis, such as swollen joints, or positive blood tests.

Does polymyalgia rheumatica go away without treatment?

Without treatment, polymyalgia rheumatica sometimes goes away on its own over several years. With treatment, symptoms lessen or go away within days. Treatment is generally necessary for at least six months. And it often continues for one to two years or even longer. Symptoms tend to come back if you stop or decrease your treatment.

Will polymyalgia rheumatic clear on its own?

Without treatment, polymyalgia rheumatica usually lasts for a year or more. Thankfully, it eventually does go away on its own. However, the pain and stiffness can be so severe or disruptive that many people seek treatment.

What is the prognosis for polymyalgia rheumatica?

What is the prognosis for polymyalgia rheumatica? With early diagnosis and correct therapy, patients have an excellent prognosis. The average length of disease is 3 years. However, exacerbations may occur if steroids are tapered too rapidly, and relapse is common, affecting up to 25% of all treated patients. Click to see full answer.

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