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Maidstone Meet Up

Mon 27 Nov 2017
Early Bird Pub, ME14 5JT

Port Solent Meet Up - November 2017

Mon 27 Nov 2017
The Harvester, The Boardwalk Shopping Centre, 15 The Boardwalk, Portsmouth PO6 4TP

Woodbridge Informal Get-together.

Thu 30 Nov 2017
Café at Wyevale Garden Centre, Woodbridge Suffolk. IP13 6HX

Portishead Meet Up - November 2017

Thu 30 Nov 2017
The Old Mill, 1 High Street, Portishead, BS20 6AF

Torbay Meet Up

Mon 4 Dec 2017
The Ness Hotel, Ness Drive, Shaldon, Teignmouth TQ14 0HP

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Welcome to PMRGCAuk

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) and Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) are linked rheumatic conditions that are little known by the public and have been poorly understood in medicine, although scientific interest in them is now increasing. They can strike separately, but often together, and usually affect older people. They cause severe pain and discomfort and 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.

Polymyalgia Rheumatica & Giant Cell Arteritis UK (PMRGCAuk) is a registered charity established to meet the needs of people with these debilitating conditions, their friends, families and helping professionals.

What we offer

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!

Our free helpline number is 0300 111 5090 or email helpline@pmrgca.org.uk
For all general enquiries, including the Rheuma Research Roadshow, please call our office number 0300 999 5090 or email info@pmrgca.org.uk

 

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