Polymyalgia Rheumatica Q & A

Elevated SED Rate and Polymyalgia Rheumatica

My sed rate was slightly elevated and my symptoms were consistent with polymalgia rheumatica according to my Dr. I was on 10 mg of prednisone for a few weeks with good results, then 5 mg prednisone then 5mg every other day. Altogether the treatment was about 3 months. I have been off the prednisone for a few days and my symptoms seem to be returning. Is this usual.? I am upset with the possible side effects of the drug and would prefer not to go on it again. At a low dose would I be subject to problems if the need arises?

Polymyalgia in a 17 year old ???

My 17 year old daughter has all the symptoms of Polymyalgia Rheumatica but no one will make that diagnosis due to her young age. Already ruled out RA, Polymyositis, Lupus, Hashimoto’s. Any suggestions what else it could be?