Polymyalgia Rheumatica

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What is Polymyalgia Rheumatica?

Polymyalgia rheumatica, also known as rhizomelic pseudopolyarthritis, is an inflammatory disorder that is characterized by a history of neck, shoulder and/or hip stiffness and pain in patients age 50 years or older.

What is it like to have Polymyalgia Rheumatica?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Polymyalgia Rheumatica and its symptoms?

These charts show data from Polymyalgia Rheumatica patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Polymyalgia Rheumatica on PatientsLikeMe?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 9
40s 14
50s 53
60s 74
70+ 46


Distribution of females vs. males

81% Females
19% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 7
40-49 years 16
50-59 years 45
60-69 years 25
70+ years 8

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 130
Not Diagnosed 11

These charts show data from Polymyalgia Rheumatica patients who have completed their condition history
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