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Doctor insights on: Protocol Of Antiamoebic Treatment Of Polymyositis If Taking Prednisone

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Ongoing polymyositis treatment @5mg prednisone&500mg sulfasalazine/day&17.5mg methotrexate/wk...What are appropriate jo1, wbc, abs mono, etc results?

Ongoing polymyositis treatment  @5mg prednisone&500mg sulfasalazine/day&17.5mg methotrexate/wk...What are appropriate jo1, wbc, abs mono, etc results?

Speak to your MD: With all due respect, your best place for this source of information is the physician providing your care, who knows you as a patient, your medical condition, and any other factors that may influence your treatment and results. This type of forum is best suited for general information on a topic, but not advice on specific care of a complicated problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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7yrs on prednisone & methotrexate + for "resistant ra" recent elevated jo1, histone, muscle pain. How to confirm if polymyositis w/o stopping meds?

7yrs on prednisone & methotrexate + for "resistant ra"
recent elevated jo1, histone, muscle pain. How to confirm if polymyositis w/o stopping meds?

Mucle testing: Inflammatory myopathy, including polymyositis, is best diagnosed and treated by a trained rheumatologist. Symptoms are proximal muscle weakness. Abnormal lab tests include elevated muscle enzymes (CPK, AST/ALT); positive antibody tests, including Jo-1; abnormal EMG/nerve conduction test; edema seen on an MRI of proximal muscles; muscle biopsy showing destruction and regeneration of muscle cells. ...Read more

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I am looking for an anosmia treatment other than prednisone?

I am looking for an anosmia treatment other than prednisone?

See below:: In cases of anosmia caused by sinus infections, antibiotics can clear up the sinus infection, thus curing the anosmia. It may require many months of antibiotic treatment for the sense of smell to return. Other options: polyps removed; zinc and lutein supplements; adjustments done by a chiropractor (top of neck, behind ears). ...Read more

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How long does it take for prednisone to work in the treatment of asthma?

How long does it take for prednisone to work in the treatment of asthma?

Within 24 hours: While Prednisone and other oral steroids are rapidly absorbed from the GI tract and begin to kill eosinophils in the blood (common white blood cell in allergic asthma) within 4 hours, the lung effect is typically longer but within 24 hours. (that is why it is important to start Prednisone early in an asthma attack). ...Read more

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Are the risks of gastric relapse of chrohns high after prednisone treatment?

Are the risks of gastric relapse of chrohns high after prednisone treatment?

Gastric Crohn's : There is always a risk of relapse of Crohn's disease, no matter which part of the digestive tract it is in. Treatment with prednisone does not increase the chances of a relapse. It is impossible to predict what the odds of a relapse are, since Crohn's disease is not very predictable in any patient. I would discuss this question with your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have severe skin only lichen planus, was given oral prednisone 20mg for 9 days. What are chances planus will return more severe after treatment?

I have severe skin only lichen planus, was given oral prednisone 20mg for 9 days. What are chances planus will return more severe after treatment?

If diagnosis is-: If you have lichen plants, a brief corse of Prednisone will usually not prevent recurrence! that said, i believe a skin biopsy is necessary. A visual diagnosis can be misleading! best! ...Read more

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Any treatment to polymyositis?

Any treatment to polymyositis?

Yes: Immunosuppressive medications (prednisone, rituximab, azathioprine for example) are used with good success. Talk to a rheumatologist or neuromuscular specialist. ...Read more

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Where is the best treatment for polymyositis?

Polymyositis: Polymyositis is best treated by a rheumatologist in conjunction with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for prednisone overdose?

Unlikely to overdose: Best bet is you did not sleep. We use doses of methyprednisolone or Dexamethasone at doses equivalent to 1000mg of Prednisone by IV administration to treat severe flares in lupus, or to sometimes treat vasculitis. I doubt you took so much. ...Read more

Dr. Gerald Byrne
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Polymyositis (Definition)

Polymyositis is a condition that consists of muscle pain and weakness, mainly at the thighs leading to difficulty standing, walking, and climbing stairs. Polymyositis ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more