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what is a natural alternative for prednisone with polymylgia rheumatica

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
There is none: There is no natural equivalent.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
See answer: Benefits include resolution of pain. Risks include increase in cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, fragile skin and blood vessels, weight gain, mood ... Read More
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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
24 years experience Rheumatology
Double edged sword: 15 to 20 mg of Prednisone daily is an effective treatment for the pain, stiffness and fatigue of polymyalgia rheumatica (pmr). However pmr effects old ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jimenez
46 years experience Rheumatology
The : The large majority of pmr patients will be completely controlled by this dose of prednisone. Immunosuppressive medications such as Methotrexate can be ... Read More
Dr. David True
23 years experience Rheumatology
PMR: Given your young age & poor response to Prednisone it is extremely unlikely you have polymyalgia rheumatica(pmr). The key characteristics of pmr are ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Not likely: Hi. Polymyalgia rheumatica is exquisitely sensitive to steroids. But, it is associated with giant cell arthritis, which can be both deadly and blindin ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
Depends: It depends on the dose of prednisone you`re taking. If a doctor is recommending an injection and is aware of this, there is no reason why not to do it ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
High dosage!: If you trust the Dr. discuss reasons and learn prognosis. If not - seek 2nd opinion! Read this link: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pol ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
13 years experience Urgent Care
PMR: Depends how you tackle disease. I had few patients, stopped Prednisone and doing well. Talk with your doc, do regular therapy and exercise. Good luck.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Mono: Mono doesn't raise sed rate to this level. You might want to check with your doctor if there something else like lupus is making you ESR high
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Sgalia
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Caution!: Polymyalgia rheumatica, a variation of temporal arthritis, must be treated with great caution. Under treating the condition can result in complication ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
RA: If you have confirmed diagnosis of RA, then you should be on disease modifying drugs as deemed necessary by your rheumatologist. These prevent flares ... Read More

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