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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Several possibles: There are many issues that can cause elevation of muscle enzymes. The major ones are meds (most commonly statins) and diseases that can cause muscle i ... Read More

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Commonly used: It is not unusual for your OTO specialist to place you on a short course of oral steroid at the same time you are started on a nasal spray like Flonas ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Adding probiotics is always a good idea when you have to take medicines like antibiotics or steroids long term.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Better?: I don't understand just "salt and water" as a means of control. If you are only seeing a primary doctor you MUST get an appointment to see an Endocrin ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Bernstein
44 years experience Rheumatology
Sle flare: Symptoms should be controlled with adequate Prednisone dose. If you are still flaring then damage is occurring and change of therapy or ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Cahill
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Ask your doctor: Postural Orthostasis maybe helped by florinef (fludrocortisone). As it seems you know it is not without risk. You need and deserve to have a full co ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Florinef (fludrocortisone): Should not be a problem but have your lab data checked every three months - sooner if you are not feeling well.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
Fog busters: Disorders of autoimmunity are commonly associated with cognitive dysfunction, so-called "brain fog", which can be steroid responsive. If you also have ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Fairly low risk: Generally, Prednisone at that low a dose is well tolerated. The is always a toxicity risk which increases the longer you take it.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: It should not be a significant issue.

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