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Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR): Symptoms

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This information was reviewed and approved by Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (4/1/2009).

As a rheumatic disorder, symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica include musculoskeletal stiffness and pain in the neck, shoulder, and hips. In addition, people with polymyalgia rheumatica may have flu-like symptoms, such as fever, physical weakness, and weight loss.