What Is Polymyalgia Rheumatica?

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How can the MD test for Polymyalgia Rheumatica?
Blood tests, CBC, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (sed rate) and C-reactive protein.
Imaging tests. Increasingly, ultrasound is being used to distinguish polymyalgia rheumatica from other conditions that cause similar symptoms. MRI can also identify other causes of shoulder pain, such as joint changes.
What KIND of ENVIRONMENTAL exposure? Just saying that is like saying death happens when you no longer here. What are you, millenials?
The study as of today shows there's a virus in certain environment that is connected with Polymyalgia Rheumatica, but researchers haven't found out which virus it is.
FYI, I supposedly had Polymyalgia Rheumatica and I worked at two different airports for 34 years.  I got over it about 20 + years ago.  Now I'm having pain again.  This time they say it is osteoarthritis and carpel tunnel.  I just wondered if you can get Polymyalgia Rheumatica twice.
Polymyalgia rheumatica cannot be cured. That makes it impossible for you to get it twice. It's unlikely that you've got over it 20+ years ago. I'd say it's not polymyalgia rheumatica that you had. What made you think you have it? How did you "get over it"?
osteoarthritis and carpel tunnel might be triggered as a side effects of using prednisone. Just ask your searching box for prednisone's or any other prescribed steroids' side effects.

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a common chronic inflammatory condition characterized by muscle pain and stiffness in various parts of the body, which typically affects people over age 65.


The symptoms of PMR often arise suddenly without warning. It usually affects shoulder, neck, arms and hips. Patients may have some symptoms such as:

  • Aches or pain in your shoulders, wrists, elbows or knees;
  • Stiffness in affected areas, particularly in the morning;
  • Movements limited in affected parts of body;
  • Mild fever;
  • Fatigue.


It seems that the etiology of PMR is still unknown at this point, but there appears to be a strong genetic as well as an environmental contribution.


Since PMR is a very serious condition, if left untreated, this condition can lead to stroke or blindness.

  • Medications: to help ease your signs and symptoms.
  • Physical therapy: to help you return to their previous levels of activity.
Does anybody in the industry know how I get my energy back.Doctors don't know none of the medical things on google don't know ??? Was at 95 % before my sickness now I am at maybe 15 %. No one has a answer ?
what tests have you done??
First of all, your age, gender. What symptoms do you have other than fatigue? Did you do any tests? What did your previous doctor visit result?