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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Treatment & Diagnosis
- Arm Pain
- Weight Loss
- Loss of Appetite
- Joint Pain
- Muscle Pain (Myalgia)
- Stiff Neck
- Eye Pain
- Joint Stiffness
- Fatigue, Tiredness, and Lethargy
- Vision Loss
- Neck Pain (Cervicalgia)
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- Doctor: Getting the Most from Your Doctor's Appointment
Medications & Supplements
- prednisone (Prednisone Intensol, Rayos) Corticosteroid
- Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
- ibuprofen (Advil, Children's Advil/Motrin, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare Fever, and others)
- naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn)
- aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid, Bayer, Ecotrin, and others)
- Aspirin Therapy (Guidelines for Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention)
- etodolac, Lodine (Discontinued)
- prednisolone (Flo-Pred, Pediapred, Orapred, Orapred ODT)
- methotrexate, Rheumatrex, Trexall
Prevention & Wellness
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