I was diagnosed in 2013 now 2016. I had to find my own cure, for pmr, a natural diet high in antiinfllammatory foods, omega 3s tumeric, ginger, and the pineapple enzyme Bromelain, vitd3 vitc vite magnesium, for cramping, vit b complex for nerves, calcium and vitk2 for bone building, leafy greens, avocado, fruit, digestive enzymes, all helped, today, I swim, do water aerobics 3times a week, bowl twice a week do pilates once per week, garden, and enjoy life, I do not need painkillers, and I have weaned myself off prednisolone, after the initial6 months, of horrible symptoms, this regime worked for me, I will continue and fine tune this program for the rest of my life, as I do not want to relapse, I try to stay stress free, I believe in dancing music and stretching and having a positive mind set, and I hope others who have this condition will compare my suggestions with others who have similar, results, building up the immune system I believe, is the key to returning to good health.
Polymyalgia rheumatica is treated with a low dose of corticosteroid medication. Doctors prescribe and adjust the dose of steroids (usually prednisone ) to achieve the lowest effective dose. Usually, stiffness associated with polymyalgia rheumatica is relieved quickly. Most polymyalgia rheumatica patients are able to stop corticosteroid medications between 6 months and 2 years. If symptoms recur, which often happens, corticosteroids can be restarted. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) can also be used to treat polymyalgia rheumatica, but usually, when taken alone, they are not enough to control symptoms.