PMR and Excersize - Experiment in Progress

Hi Everyone!

In search for information about PMR I have come acress this site with lots of information and links. I have learne a lot and in return I would like to contribute about the topic of PMR and excersize…

Background: I am 66 years old and have suffered first attack in mid November 2015… I have been fairly active person and have done some triathlon in the past, so not being able to get out of the bed on my own was pretty shocking to me… It took about one month to diagnose PMR and I started medication (prednisone) at 15mg/day mid December.

If there is an interest, I would like to post about the progress in recovery, with special attention to excersize. I am seeng specialist every 2 weeks and complete blood work is done to monitor inflamation caused by PMR.

I would like to post what I have done thus far and future progress in (hopefully) sucessful recovery. Please let me know if there is enough interest in the subject.

What is PMR???

Polymyalgia rheumatica is a condition that causes pain, stiffness and inflammation in the muscles around the shoulders, neck and hips.
Most people with polymyalgia rheumatica have very stiff muscles when they wake up. You may also feel tired or depressed and lose your appetite.
The main treatment for polymyalgia rheumatica is steroid tablets. These ease the symptoms by reducing the inflammation in your body.
The cause of polymyalgia rheumatica is unknown. It’s more common in people over 70 and very rare in people under 50.

HI George,

I think my late father had this condition.