Contact: David Davies

Tel: 0300 999 5090

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If you or someone close to you has polymyalgia rheumatica or giant cell arteritis come and join our Shropshire support group.


We meet at Leebotwood Village Hall on the A49 south of Shrewsbury (Post code SY6 6NB).

Coffee/tea and biscuits are provided and there is a small charge of £1.50 per head to cover the cost of hiring the hall, etc.

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Our most recent meeting was held at Leebotwood Village Hall on Tuesday, 4th April 2017, when we had over 30 people attending.

Our speaker was Dr Louise Warburton, FRCGP; DMSKMed.  Dr Warburton is Clinical Lead for Telford MSK Service (TEMS); Associate Medical Director Shropshire Community NHS Trust; Senior Lecturer at Keele University and Trustee of ARMA (Arthritis & Musculoskeletal Alliance).

Dr Warburton told us that she had worked with Rheumatologist, Dr Dixey, at Oswestry and had been involved in drawing up guidelines for Arthritis UK.

She talked to us and showed us slides on GCA, explained its symptoms and how it can be diagnosed.  She also explained that it is more likely to affect women than men and usually in people over 70 years old.

Next she went on to discuss symptoms of PMR and showed us more slides to explain the condition.  Treatment with Prednisolone was then discussed, along with other steroid-sparing drugs such as methotrexate.

Throughout, she took questions from our members and listened to their comments.

Afterwards, we ran our usual raffle and had tea/coffee and biscuits before our meeting ended.

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