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Is there any other treatment for Polymyalgia other than Predisolone

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Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Where: I am unclear with a sharp pain is. If it is in all the muscles at this dose of Prednisolone it may not be related to polymyalgia. If it is generalized ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Consider nutrition: First, go to your physician and get checked out. Since Prednisone is an anti-inflammatory med, see if you can take charge and start to heal yourself ... Read More
A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It should work fine: That little bit of prednisolone won't stop the neutrophils from mopping up any bacteria that escape the antibiotic.
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Dr. Martin Linder
42 years experience Family Medicine
MRI: Unilateral hearing loss with vertigo that hasn't resolved after a month of corticosteroids requires an MRI of the brain to rule out a structural lesio ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Little problems....: I routinely use the equivalent of 1200mg in one dose for sle flares and/or vasculitis, when I use 200mg of IV Dexamethasone given 3x per week. This w ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
15 years experience Internal Medicine
No: The mainstay of treatment are steroids, which are prescribed by doctors. Other medications, like methotrexate, can help too, but these are also prescr ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Variable by case: Only your doctor can determine the type and duration of treatment. Followup studies are needed to monitor progress. Often the dose can be tapered afte ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
See below: Those drugs are used to prevent rejection after kidney transplantation and for lupus nephritis. If you have either of these conditions, the treatment ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: I don't see how prednisolone eye drop could relieve the eustachean tube obstruction unless it is used in the nose. However there are far better option ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Other therapy: Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) or Imuran would be the next line of treatment.

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