Good Morning Friends, I hope that you are all doing well! I was just doing a little research trying to see what is new and hopefully exciting regarding Polymyalgia Rheumatica.  I, unfortunately, did not find much  :(

What I did find was something disturbing from a prominent women's hospital in Boston. They indicated that PMR ONLY strikes adults > age of 50!

https://www.brighamandwomens.org/medicine/rheumatology-inflammation-immunity/arthritis-and-joint-diseases-center/polymyalgia-rheumatica?

I just don't get why they set this type of unbending criteria.  What if you are 49?  Does that mean you can't have PMR and have to suffer? 

What if you are 39 and meet all of the other criteria including labs?  THEN what do you have??  

I know that some physicians are more flexible and treat much younger patients, THANK GOD!  But I can't help but wonder how those who suffer at a younger age and go to a rigid doctor can tolerate the pain and disability of their disease....

PLEASE PLEASE seek another opinion if you are a young PMR patient and are suffering due to a physician who does not believe that you have PMR. 

Wishing you all the best today.

Fondly,

Donna