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Why no ESR test?

When I had blood tests today I asked the phlebotomist what I was being tested fo...

Kate's book PMR & GCA A Survival Guide.

Just started reading your book Kate and am finding it very informative, easy to ...

Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: A Survival Guide. This book is a must for your bookshelf or kindle

Just purchased and read Kate's book ... amazing! It should be on all our bookshe...
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Giving up Prednisolone too soon?

I was so pleased with myself a couple of weeks ago because after yo-yoing up and...

Community passes the 700 member mark!

It's really exciting to see that this community now has 706 members. That's fant...

Cortisol Blood Test Result

Can anyone tell me what the normal reading for a female Cortisol Blood Test shou...

Estrogen

I was interested in finding the site \"Estrogen and the Autoimmune PMR/GCA-disc...

Yet Another Hurdle !! Another flare-up , let's hope the Depo- Medrone 150mg injection works.?

Here we go again , I thought I was doing well in my steroid reduction. I thought...

Progress report.

I have 4 long lasting medical conditions and 1 hopefully temporary condition. T...

Five weeks later.

Good morning every fellow PMR sufferer. I am just checking in to update you of...

Why do I feel so weak

Hi everyone, I habe been recently diagnosed with PMR on 29th Jan and GCA on 30y...

Has anyone had any problems wearing contact lenses whilst taking steriods?

For a number of reasons I have gone back to GP lenses after a break of about 10 ...

Can Sleep Deprivation Cause PMR?

Hello Everyone This is my first time - please be gentle with me! I was wonderi...

Hi Has there been an article in the Daily Mail recently about GCA?

Worried after visit to doctor today

My GP weighed me and said I had put on a stone in 3 months. Then he tested my bl...

Does anyone get cramp like pain in legs

For the last few evenings I have had terrible cramping type pain in my right leg...

I need some advice after a visit to my doctor today.

Hi, After a visit to my doctor today about my trigger fingers, which have becom...

Book on PMR and GCA available now!

Dear forum friends, \"Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: a surviva...

Has anyone else experienced a slight rash and burning sensation from ankle to mid calf? This only seems to happen in the evening..

I was originally on 60 mgs of prednisolone twelve months ago when I was diagnose...

Methotrexate........ friend or foe.

I am due to see my Rheumy next week and I know they want to start me on Methot...

DAILY MAIL ARTICLE

Hi Everyone, Just wondered if anyone had read the article on Temporal Arteritis ...

Can prednisolone cause sub-conjunctival haemorrhage?

I had a haemorrhage showing in the white of my eye about a week ago, following a...

Does anyone live in Devon or Cornwall please I live in Plymouth

I have had myasthenia Gravis for 11 years but have recently been diagnosed with...

Found link to Christine Northrup and information on adrenal dysfunction

Hi Everyone, I found the link from Christine Northrup on adrenal dysfunction. H...

Book on the way!

Hi there, Over the last few months I have been working on a book that puts toget...

Newly diagnosed "younger" age !! 47 years old and confused

Hello everyone. I woke up one day in January 2013 in quite a physical state. I...

Any suggestions on steroid sparers?

It's been just over a year of taking 25 mg of methotrexate and I have managed to...

Vitamin D - or not

Reputable websites such as Patient UK and Arthritis Research UK recommend that P...

To head off a flare, I increased Pred. dose to 7.5 mg. ,and now can't sleep at nite .

To head off a flare, I have increased Pred back to 7.5. Am also packing up our h...

CORTISOL BLOOD TEST

My Rheumy has instructed me to have a cortisol blood before I take a further red...