Hi everyone just some advice needed please, my friend has been diagnosed cautiously with pmr as she has severe pain in shoulders, dr has given her oral steroids at 20 mg think its pred? Could you please answer her question for me, will she put on weight as this is a main worry for her? Also she is only 44 and we've read it's unlikely pmr I'd under 50, her er said ra usually affects hands and feet first so unlikely it is ra? I'm very uncertain about her diagnosis, she's had blood tests her rf is negative and her esr is 18.she really doesn't want to take steroids at all but told this is only thing that will help. Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated thanks Michelle xx
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