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Books on PMR and GCA

Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: a survival guide - by Kate Gilbert, PhD

Since its publication as an ebook in February 2014, Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: a survival guide, has quickly become a bestseller and has had enthusiastic reviews from people with PMR and GCA.

The author, Kate Gilbert, PhD has distilled what she has learned from the experience of having PMR (and recovering!), and from years of working alongside other sufferers, rheumatologists and researchers, during her years as a trustee of PMRGCAuk. The book has chapters of factual information on PMR and GCA, on living with these illnesses and maintaining quality of life, on managing steroids and other medication, and on finding support. Kate says "I have tried to write the book that I would have liked to read when I had PMR, not only when I was first diagnosed, but also a few months in, when I realised that it wasn't going to be as straightforward as they had led me to believe."

A huge success as an ebook, it is now available in paperback from

Or if you are in the USA or Canada, from

Here are some quotes from reviews of the ebook:

"5 stars are not enough for this wonderful book. I believe every PMR-GCA sufferer and their family, friends and work colleagues would gain a full understanding of our issues by reading the book."

"The author writes with great clarity and, while she doesn't blind us with science, she nevertheless gives us the most recent findings by clinical researchers which hold out hope that there are discoveries just around the corner..."

"This is so clear and informative I so wish it had been available in the early days of my PMR diagnosis."

If you are unable to order the book from Amazon yourself, please write to to order via PMRGCAuk.



Write Me Funny: Ramblings on The Lighter Side of Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis - by Mark Benjamin

Following his popular blog as ‘markbenjamin57’ on the PMRGCAuk Health Unlocked community forum, Mark wrote and published a collection of his writings with some background information about his personal PMR journey.

To find out more and buy the book visit the Write Me Funny website

Mark is generously donating 25% of the net sale proceeds from each copy to PMRGCAuk in appreciation of the charity’s support.

More about Mark ....


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