Plaquenil for polymyalgia rheumatica

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    Plaquenil for polymyalgia rheumatica


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    I waited a month and now have a diagnosis of polymyalgic rheumatica. Is Plaquenil an appropriate drug for this diagnosis? Everything that I can find says steroids. I have been on Plaquenil for six weeks and no real improvement. Is it too soon? Am I being impatient? I feel like I am doing all the work for these doctors. Polymyalgia rheumatica symptoms can interfere with everyday activities, especially if the condition goes untreated. Without appropriate treatment, the pain and stiffness can severely reduce mobility. The cause of Polymyalgia Rheumatica is not known. But it is associated with immune system problems, genetic factors, and an event, such as an infection, that triggers symptoms. I was able to back track 12 years to when I first showed symptoms of Polymyalgia.

    Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is an inflammatory condition that causes pain and stiffness in the shoulders and the hips. Regardless of the problem, we'd like to help you find what you're looking for.

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  6. Polymyalgia rheumatica PMR is a syndrome with pain or stiffness, usually in the neck, shoulders, upper arms, and hips, but which may occur all over the body. The pain can be very sudden, or can occur gradually over a period.

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    I was put on Plaquenil as my rheumy wondered about Lupus, but the current diagnosis is atypical PMR as my hands are involved. I'm still taking Plaquenil, but it doesn't seem to have any effect and isn't getting me off my steroids any quicker. Luckily I don't have any noticeable side effects. From what I've read plaquenil is usually first line for SjS and most connective tissue disorders. People say different things. Could possibly be a component of polymyalgia rheumatica plus sjogrens or lupus, who knows just throwing ideas out there. Prednisone is a double edged sword tho, it may work great but it can tear your body apart and kill you with long term use at supra physiologic doses. Polymyalgia rheumatica sometimes referred to as PMR is a common cause of widespread aching and stiffness that affects adults over the age of 50, especially Caucasians. Because polymyalgia rheumatica does not often cause swollen joints, it may be hard to recognize. It may occur with another health problem, giant cell arteritis.

     
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