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Follow up to previous post "Rheumatologist now not sure I have PMR"

Just got back from the Rheumatologist, and all my test results are back.

It confirms that I do have PMR after all !

Glad to have it official at last and to have had everything else ruled out - now I know what it is I can cope with it much better.


It made the wait for the results a lot easier.

Karen x

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Hi Karen

Even though none of us wants PMR, at least it must be a big relief to finally have a definite diagnosis and to have other possibly worse nasties ruled out, so welcome to the club that none of us wanted to join. I do hope you have a smooth journey to recovery but meanwhile rest assured that there will be continuing support here along the way.


Thank you Celtic


Dr,s arent sure with me yet. Ran all kinds of tests and still no definitive answer. It can get frustrating and depressing for sure.


Hello Bluejaygirl,

Hang on in there!

I have just got my final diagnosis of PMR, it took about 6 months altogether for my Rheumatologist to be definately sure. At least you know they are being thorough ! The problem is PMR is so like many other illnesses - especially if you are on the younger end of the age range like I am.

Take care,



I think the 15 mg i am now on from the 10 mg 3 days ago is helping after all so maybe it is PMR. I cant figure out why I have such muscle weakness thought unless PMR can cause this. From what i have read though its not suppose to cause muscle weakness.

Thanks for your reply


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