PMR & GIANT CELL

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by trevav, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. trevav

    trevav New Member

    hi new to this form. I have had this for over 5 years. Any others out there? Any help in getting rid of this. Trevav@aol.com
  2. TwoCatDoctors

    TwoCatDoctors New Member

    Here is the description of what it is and that may help some people to figure it out:

    Featured: Polymyalgia Rheumatica Main Article
    Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a disorder of the muscles and joints that causes pain and stiffness in the arms, neck, shoulders, and buttocks. Treatment for polymyalgia rheumatica aims to reduce inflammation with aspirin, ibuprofen and low doses of cortisone medications. Giant cell arteritis, inflammation of blood vessel walls, affects 10-15 percent of polymyalgia rheumatica patients. Symptoms of giant cell arteritis include fatigue, weight loss, low-grade fever, jaw pain when chewing, scalp tenderness, and headaches. High doses of cortisone medications are used to treat giant cell arteritis.
    From: http://www.medicinenet.com/polymyalgia_rheumatica/index.htm