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