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how is polymyalgia rheumatica treated?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Low Dose Steroids: Although there is no cure for polymyalgia rheumatica, treatment can help prevent patients from becoming disabled. Low doses of corticosteroids (such as prednisone) can relieve polymyalgia rheumatica within a day or two. The dose can then be slowly reduced to a very low level, but the treatment will need to continue for a long time -- around 2 - 6 years.
Answered on Sep 17, 2017
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
Steroids: A long-term steroid taper.
Answered on Jun 22, 2013
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