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Help for my mom

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 11, 2007
  • 10:16 PM

My 80 year old mother has had chronic pain in her ribs, back and legs for more than a year. She has been diagnosed with costcochondritis and polymyalgia. She has been to a general practioner, rheumatoid doctor and a neurologist. She was on prednisone for a year and vicodin for the pain. A few months ago her GP said she DIDN'T have polymyagia and gradually took her off the prednisone. She's had blood tests, bone scan and 3 MRIs It seems the prednisone has caused osteoporosis and she now has 2 fractures her back. One has been repaired with a verteplasty. She still has constant pain, is fatigued, sweats, dry mouth, bad taste in her mouth and no appetite. After all of this her rheumatoid and neurology doctors seem to think she DOES have polymyagia.
Can anyone help? We seem to be going in circles with no help.

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  • Your 80 year old mom has some of the same sx I have...and I'm 38...I'm a nurse...please visit www.ahummingbirdsguide.com look at threads where I have posted...you will see conversations between myself and so many others having same sx...Good Luck and Godspeed...mommy cat
    mommy cat 1654 Replies Flag this Response
  • Besides the steroids, what other medications has your mom been taking?DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
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