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NG is a 47 year old female who developed severe shoulder and upper arm pain bilaterally as well as hip pain , wrist pain and severe morning stiffness in March 2011. She denied ever experiencing anything like this before. She did admit to losing 30 pounds intentionally after completing the HCG diet one month prior.
The patient was empirically treated with Prednisone 20 mg po daily . She had a “miraculous” response after the first dose. On her follow up visit she was asymptomatic and her CRP fell to 2.2 . Her prednisone has been slowly tapered subsequently and she continues to do well.