Symptoms Make an Appointment Refer a Patient Ask a Question Reviewed by National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. (April 01, 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. Causes Diagnosis Clinical Trials For more than 100 years, National Jewish Health has been committed to finding new treatments and cures for diseases. Search our clinical trials.