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Polymyalgia Rheumatica

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Discussions Health, Mind & Body Arthritis & Gout Polymyalgia Rheumatica

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  • #1662916
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    drlivingstone

    The polymyalgia Rheumatica  has  been relieved in last few days with the prednisone and saw a graph online @GPs last evening of confirmation therefore prednisone is to be reduced 2.5mgs on Saturday for one month. However as regards chronic pain in back and left leg I have new diagnosis of severe spondylosis at L2/3 and L3/4  so on a course of painkillers currently. The side effects  of my thermostat being blown not helpful.Onward and upwards as they say.

    Dr.Livingstone
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    vale019

    Doc, you are having a bad time. I truly feel for you plus I admire the fact that you don’t give in to this pain. Quite frankly I don’t know how you keep going.

    How long to you have to be on Prednisone for?

    #1662922
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    drlivingstone

    vale019 This latest course is being reduced by 2.5 mg every month so at least three maybe four months and each week or so I have to ring nurse @GPs progress.

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

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    vale019

    Well best of luck with that, Doc. You will have to send me a photo of your moon face [grin].

    Doogie, you are NOT a fraud, our complaints may be a wee bit different but that doesn’t mean yours are any less serious & debilitating than ours & thank you so much for your best wishes.

    #1667103
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    drlivingstone

    Doogie, Do not think for a minute you are a fraud.Definitely not in our book. Keep on keeping on.Old age is not for cissies for sure We live with 28 other residents in our friendly supportive community  who all have disabilities too which helps us focus at times and appreciate LIFE!.If its not Parkinsons Disease Its haemaphillia or heart troubles or Crohnes Disease or fibromyagia or asbestosis  Its a brain injury or strokes, or early stages Alzheimers or its  cellulosis, or an immune system that has completely broken down.Take your pick.Best wishes 😀

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

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    don021

    Age is like medication, it has side effects and I have sympathy for those with bad effects. I am lucky with, mainly, only arthritis for which I take 8 paracetamol tablets a day. This is pain relief but it does not alleviate the joint decay, so a walking stick is necessary. I still look after myself and go out to social events, would love to own a dog but could not walk it, so I make friends with those that walk past.

    #1667137
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    drlivingstone

    don021, True. My polymyalgia has been treated with being on and off prednisone as each flareup has ocurred. Currently I am being weaned off it in increments of 2.5mg per month. On February 17th I,ll be only on 2X 5mgs.I also am on painkillers as well for my recently diagnosed spondylosis so paracetemol and codeine are order of each day.I am lucky I have choice of ceding the driving to Desi when we go out from time to time. I have just begun to use a walking stick more regularly Cheers

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

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    TedE

    I found this of interest!
    http://www.noted.co.nz/health/health/cancer-cost-the-great-disparity-between-treatment-for-rich-and-poor/

    TedE - Papakura -

    #1667808
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    TedE

    What does anyone know about the difference between THC and DCB?
    Is any of this effective for the treatment of the Arthritic group of problems?
    It seems as though they are efficacious for those neurological conditions but has there been any studies reported?

    TedE - Papakura -

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    doogie

    PMOJ maybe the answer

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