My Four-Year Pmr & Prednisone Challenge: How Amrit Yoga Helped Me Overcome PMR (Polymyalgia Rheumatica) And Helped Me Deal With The Side Effects And Withdrawal Symptoms Of Prednisone Therapy

By | May 15, 2018
My Four-Year Pmr & Prednisone Challenge: How Amrit Yoga Helped Me Overcome PMR (Polymyalgia Rheumatica) And Helped Me Deal With The Side Effects And Withdrawal Symptoms Of Prednisone Therapy

Having practiced yoga for more than thirty years, Audrey Pearson had always felt fit, strong, and flexible. Then one day in October of 2004, she awoke to flu-like symptoms, unable to move her limbs. These symptoms never decreased and only inflated. She was diagnosed with Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR), a mysterious autoimmune disease; and was treated with the steroid drug Prednisone. Written in diary format, My Four-Year PMR & Prednisone Challenge describes Pearson?s daily struggle not only with the disease but with managing steroid treatment and her painful journey of withdrawing from Prednisone use. She attributes her successful recovery to her long-term practice of yoga, a gentle way to optimize the flow of life energy to help a person feel their personal best at any given time. The yoga practices helped her understand the counterintuitive healing purpose of the presence of the autoimmune disease in her life. Though the four-year experience was difficult, Pearson realized that PMR was an important and strict teacher who arrived at her door to teach her tolerance and acceptance. In My Four-Year PMR & Prednisone Challenge, Pearson relates how PMR and Prednisone withdrawal was tolerated, embraced, and experienced as an opportunity for personal and spiritual transformation.

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