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Can sugar intake cause stiffness and pain?

I have Polymyalgia Rheumatica and have gone on a healthy vegan diet, including NO sugar esp. with taking prednisone. I had a piece of rich chocolate cake for my birthday after not eating sugar (or wheat) for months and felt as if I was hti by a truck. Stiffness and pain. Then I tried it again two days later and the same thing happened. Can sugar do this to a person who has given it up?
Tue, 17 Mar 2020
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Hello,

It is unrelated to sugar intake. Possible causes like poly arthritis must be ruled out. Consult a rheumatologist and he will direct you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family physician
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Can sugar intake cause stiffness and pain?

Hello, It is unrelated to sugar intake. Possible causes like poly arthritis must be ruled out. Consult a rheumatologist and he will direct you accordingly. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family physician