Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a disorder of the muscles and joints that causes pain and stiffness in the arms, neck, shoulders, and buttocks. Treatment for polymyalgia rheumatica aims to reduce inflammation with aspirin, ibuprofen, and low doses of cortisone medications. Read more: Polymyalgia Rheumatica Article
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Polymyalgia Rheumatica - Symptoms
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Polymyalgia Rheumatica - Diagnosis
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Polymyalgia Rheumatica - Treatment
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Polymyalgia Rheumatica - Complications
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Treatment & Diagnosis
- Joint Pain
- Weight Loss
- Loss of Appetite
- Arm Pain
- Muscle Pain (Myalgia)
- Stiff Neck
- Joint Stiffness
- Eye Pain
- Fatigue, Tiredness, and Lethargy
- Vision Loss
- Neck Pain (Cervicalgia)
- How to Choose a Doctor
- Doctor: Getting the Most from Your Doctor's Appointment
- Doctor: Checklist to Take To Your Doctor's Appointment
Medications & Supplements
- Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
- prednisone (Prednisone Intensol, Rayos) Corticosteroid
- naproxen, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn, Aleve
- ibuprofen (Advil, Children's Advil/Motrin, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare Fever, and others)
- aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid, Bayer, Ecotrin, and others)
- etodolac, Lodine (Discontinued)
- Aspirin Therapy (Guidelines for Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention)
- methotrexate, Rheumatrex, Trexall
- prednisolone (Flo-Pred, Pediapred, Orapred, Orapred ODT)
Prevention & Wellness
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