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Although my fibro started to appear 5yrs ago, It was only in October last year after that I was given a confirmed diagnosis

After being on treatment for it & ??? Around possible diagnosis since April last year, but at my follow up appt I've just had to see if my treatment is at the right dosage etc, the Dr then said to me that he thinks I have polymyalgia aswell?! Well firstly what the b***** hell is that & secondly has this happened to anyone else?

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What bad luck Polymyaligia briefly means many (poly) aches and pains in your muscles generally in neck arms back and hips.

So as a person with Fibro it just means a bit more of the same!

Take it slowly and gently and hopefully it will not be to nasty for you



Hello Mckenzie_boo,

Please find the following link which may help explain Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR);

Hope this helps

Emma :)

FibroAction Administrator


Thankyou Emma that was very interesting and like sue had heard of it but didn't know much about it

:) xxxsianxxx :)


Very interesting Emma I`m glad you put this up. I had heard of PMR but knew very little about it. hugs sue


Hi Mckenzie_boo

I sincerely hope that you are feeling as well as you possibly can be today? I am so sorry to read that you are having these problems at this time. I genuinely hope that you can find some resolution and relief to your issues. I can see that you have already been given some wonderful advise and website links, so I really hope that you find these of use?

Good luck and please keep us all up to date with how you are getting on.

All my hopes and dreams for you



I have a couple of friends with poly. Unlike fibromyalgia, it usually burns out in a couple of years. From what I gather, this is a condition which is treated mainly with steroids. I hope this helps a little. Let's us know how you are. X


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