An Overview of Polymyalgia Rheumatica Symptoms
symptoms may develop rapidly -- in some patients, overnight. In other people, symptoms develop more gradually.
The primary polymyalgia
rheumatica symptoms are moderate to severe stiffness and muscle pain near the neck, shoulders, or hips. The stiffness is more severe upon waking or after a period of inactivity, and typically lasts longer than 30 minutes.
Other Signs and Symptoms of Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Other possible symptoms may include:
- Flu-like symptoms, including fever
- Weight loss
These possible symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica are not sure signs of polymyalgia rheumatica. Other problems can also cause these symptoms. Anyone with possible symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica should see a doctor so that the problem can be diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible.