Acute viral infection ..temp.102.8 followed by pelvic girdle and lower extremity & musculoskeletal pain, severe anorexia, 10 to 12 lb weight loss and sed rate @96... also associated with a chronic history of low back pain... which had become worse during this episode of probable PMR. Responded to 30 milligrams of prednisone within 24 hours..... in 4 months have tapered to 7.0 milligrams of prednisone... sed rate is now approximately 6 while on 7.5 milligrams of prednisone.... although feeling some fatigue when reducing dose to 7mg....it is not entirely clear whether the post pred. reduction symptoms are due to adrenal fatigue or secondary to PMR.... still able to spend approximately two and a half hours on the treadmill per week. Also working with some weights to preserve muscle strength. Present meds include norvasc 5 milligrams,nexium 20mg,calcium citrate,B complex, vit. C , Vit. E, krill, flomax,cercumen,rhodeola rosea & ashwaganda..... would like to know if anyone else out there with PMR as noted any additional improvement utilizing the above-noted herbal adaptogens.... I believe I am experiencing some anti-inflammatory benefits. I'm avoiding any nonsteroidal anti inflammatories with a passion. At this point I've experienced no secondary prednisone side effects.... my goal with the help of my personal physician is to reduce the prednisone 0.5 milligrams every 2 to 4 weeks... since my symptoms are so variable and subjective in nature it is difficult to assess whether I am having any benefit fromthe use of herbal medicine. I clearly believe that the Cercumin ameliorates the back pain. The ashwaganda clearly helps with the insomnia. I am most curious to know whether the rhodeola in any way effects adrenal recovery.....
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