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Using Prednisone For Psoriatic Arthritis
I know someone who was on prednisone(4pills daily) for psoriatic arthritis flare.Stepped herself down&now is off&intremendous pain.Could itbwithdrawal?
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
Having psoriatic arthritis flare up. Started 10mg prednisone 3 days ago still am running a low grade fever. Is it unusual to still be running a temp?
Caution with prednis: The fever is not related to the psoriatic arthritis. This could be an infection and starting Prednisone without an evaluation is not a good idea. What else are you taking for the psoriatic arthritis? Your list of medications only has Prednisone. You need to see your physicians to clarify the fever and a rheumatologist to treat the psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more
I do have psoriatic arthritis and I just took methotrexate 2.5 mg can I take folic acid and/or prednisone 5 mg yes or no or when?
I've had high liver enzymes for years which keeps me from using medication for psoriatic arthritis, what else can I do?
Biologics: With high liver enzymes, you will not be able to take some oral medications that we use for psoriatic arthritis. If your symptoms are severe and demonstrate functional difficulties, your doctor may recommend one of the biologics such as Enbrel or humira. These medications also have significant other side effects that your doctor will review with you. These are not appropriate for everyone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My psoriatic arthritis pain in the spine and fingers is mild. Doc has decided not to use any medication yet. When should he consider using DMARDs?
After using levaquin, my Achilles tendon and knees have started paining suddenly. I have minor psoriasis; i want to rule out psoriatic arthritis. I don't have any swelling and my nails are healthy. What should I do?
Rheumatologist eval: Psoriasis is associated with joint inflammation and tendon problems. Levaquin is associated with tendonopathy particularly of the achilles tendon but other tendons can be involved including the knee but not classically. Rheumatologist specilize in the diagnosis and treatment of the about aided at time by orthopedic surgeons if damage is severe. Diagnosis based on history, labs and clinical judge. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have psoriatic arthritis and take prednisolone. What are long term effects of taking prednisolone?
Treat psoriasis: Treating the psoriasis usually will help the inflammatory portion of the psoriatic arthritis. If you are still having trouble with the arthritis, there are many options for medicines that can decrease your body's inflammatory response which then will give you relief. See your doctor, and if you aren't getting adequate relief, consider a rheumatology consult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more
An inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis. The arthritis can affect a few joints (oligoarticular), many joints (polyarticular), tips of fingers (dip only), the spine (spondylitis) or a severe deforming of hands (arthritis mutilans). Arthritis severity does not ...Read more
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