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stiff neck

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 1, 2010
  • 05:30 PM

I have had a very stiff neck for about 45 days. Stiff shoulders, stiff upper back, and stiff neck.

Neck is sore from below ear down to shoulder on both sides of neck.

My ESR is 53 and CRP is 15.

I also have extreme fatigue.

My doctor thought maybe it was Polymyalgia Rheumatica and put me on 15 mg of Prednisone for 1 week. Symptoms have not improved. He suggested I stay on the Prednisone longer, however I started being really short of breath and had to discontinue this medicine.

Any thoughts would be very helpful.

Thank You,


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