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PMRGCAuk

Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis UK (PMRGCAuk) is a UK-wide charity set up to provide information and support, raise awareness, and...Read more

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  • Hello, I am new to this forum having only just discovered the website. I was having physio for frozen shoulder and in January 2014 told the...

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  • Hi every one,can I just ask what are the long term effects of alendronic acid please, I have been on them 3years now as I do have osteo and...

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  • Am still struggling to decide whether or not I should be taking AA! I have no reason to suppose I have a bone density problem, and would...

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    I have finished one week on 1 mg of prednisone, I would like to know how long does it take for the body to get used to 1 mg. Have pain in...

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  • I was diagnosed with GCA in September last year, and after being passed from Ophthalmology clinic to Rheumatology, had it confirmed that I...

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  • Hi all. Just come from dentist and I am not happy! One of my teeth is very loose and causing me a lot of pain, but would he help me, no he...

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    Hi, i've been on 15mg daily for three weeks now and still getting some stiffness to neck, upper arms and backs of thighs but a lot better...

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  • Happy New Year. I've suffered with RA most of my life, and had cutaneous vasculitis. Now progressed to Giant Cell Arteritis in my temple...

  • Hi everyone. I'm facing a work tribunal as had so much time off sick. I'm only (!) 54 and want to work, but as you know the minds willing...

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    Hi all,not posted much sorry but i am keeping up to date with you all...

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  • Just before Christmas brought a new steamer a morphy richards intelligent one square in shape 3compartments with timers .Makes life so easy...

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    I have probable GCA and large vessel vasculitis. As well as MRA and ultrasounds they are considering doing a further biopsy. This time from...

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  • I stopped Alendronic Acid six months ago, mainly because I *hate* having to wait an hour after taking it before I can have breakfast. As I...

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  • I was diagnosed with polymialga 18 months ago and had bone density scan after 12 months of treatment which showed high risk of fractures I...

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  • Referring to long term GCA and PMR, has anyone been screened for aorta structural damage as descirbed in Kate Gilberts book? It seems I...

  • I started on 15mg of pred at the end of Nov./ beginning of December and have now decreased to 13.5mg and am about to decrease to 12mg. I do...

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