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Christmas Cards sales have closed for 2018

Thank you to everyone who has bought their Christmas cards from us.....more

Article based on PMRGCAuk members' survey published in Clinical Rheumatology

Dr Sara Muller and colleagues from Keele University worked with PMRGCAuk.....more

Sponsor Elizabeth's skiing challenge

Our second annual PMRGCAuk Week gets underway on 18th June and Elizabeth.....more

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Worthing Support Group - Speaker Meeting - December 2018

Tue 11 Dec 2018
Durrington Community Centre, 2 Romany Rd, Worthing BN13 3ED

Brighton - December 2018

Mon 17 Dec 2018
The Ladies Mile Pub, Mackie Avenue, Patcham, Brighton, BN1 8RA

Maidstone - December 2018

Mon 17 Dec 2018
Early Bird Pub, Minor Centre, Grovewood Drive, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5JT

High Wycombe Meet Up - December 2018

Wed 19 Dec 2018
Teenage Room, Wycombe Library, Eden Centre, 5 Eden Place, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2DH

Orpington Speaker mtg - January 2019

Tue 8 Jan 2019
St Paul's Church, Crofton Road, Orpington, Kent BR6 8JE

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) and Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) are linked rheumatic conditions, little known by the public and  poorly understood in medicine. They can strike separately, but often together, usually affecting older people. Causing severe pain and discomfort, the standard treatment is long-term use of corticosteroids. Undiagnosed and untreated GCA can lead to catastrophic sight loss, although this is easily prevented if caught in time.

PMRGCAuk is a registered charity established to meet the needs of people with these debilitating conditions, their friends, families and helping professionals.

We offer information and support at all stages – from diagnosis through to recovery. We provide information packs, a helpline, newsletters, support groups around the country, and a web forum where you can share your experiences and learn from other people with PMR and GCA.

Above all, we offer hope!

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