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.

Common symptoms reported by people with Polymyalgia Rheumatica

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Treatments taken by people with Polymyalgia Rheumatica

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Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
43
Tried for
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (43) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Panafcortelone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (4) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3) Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Hysingla ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Metoject)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (1) Polymyalgia Rheumatica (1)

Data from patients with Polymyalgia Rheumatica, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Polymyalgia Rheumatica

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Treatment name(s)
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Side effects
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Polymyalgia Rheumatica (32 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Bruise easily 35 more
How many evaluations
37
Tried for
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (43) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Panafcortelone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Polymyalgia Rheumatica (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Change in hair texture Chronic fatigue 12 more
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (4) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Cognitive impairment Kidney disease
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (3) Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans Transdermal Patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Grogginess Pain worsened
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Hysingla ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Lethargy
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Metoject)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
Perceived effectiveness
for Polymyalgia Rheumatica (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Constipation
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1) Polymyalgia Rheumatica (1)

Data from patients with Polymyalgia Rheumatica, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • None

Who has Polymyalgia Rheumatica on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 10
40s 19
50s 64
60s 119
70+ 76

Sex

Distribution of sex

82% Female
18% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 8
40-49 years 24
50-59 years 60
60-69 years 31
70+ years 11

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 169
Not Diagnosed 16

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