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Is there any other treatment for Polymyalgia other than Predisolone

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
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 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 20 years experience
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
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Re chk the diagnosis: Pmr should not require 4 yrs on steroids! you and your doctor need to re visit other potential causes for your present symptoms.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dentistry 46 years experience
Steroids & Back Pain: One concern with long term steroid use is osteopenia (soft bone) and osteoporosis. Bone fractures are not uncommon with these conditions. See your doc... Read More
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
It should work fine: That little bit of prednisolone won't stop the neutrophils from mopping up any bacteria that escape the antibiotic.
Dr. Atul Singh
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Steroids : Steroids impair the immune system and is based on duration of therapy and dose. Long term high dose has the highest impact. The immune system will rec... Read More
Dr. Michael Gross
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Maybe: Being on 40g of prednisone you would be immunosupressed and more likely to get an infection but should have no bearing on treating the infection
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine 43 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
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
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
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
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
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 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Other therapy: Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) or Imuran would be the next line of treatment.

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