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Will taking steroids for temporal arteritis increase the eye pressure?

Will taking steroids for temporal arteritis increase the eye pressure?

Yes: But the benefits of steroid use far out way the risk of developing high eye pressure since total blindness from the arteritis is irreversible but the high pressure can be treated in most if not all cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Temporal Arteritis (Definition)

Temporal arteritis is also known as Giant cell arteritis. Temporal arteritis, also called giant cell arteritis, is a condition of inflammation of the arteries in the head resulting in headache, fever, scalp pain, jaw ...Read more


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Have seen the doc he say I might have temporal arteritis and put me on prednisone but I feel preasure in eyes and head and my BP is elevated.

Have seen the doc he say I might have temporal arteritis and put me on prednisone but I feel preasure in eyes and head and my BP is elevated.

Second opinion: Temporal arteritis rarely occurs in individuals under age 40. In many cases, seeking a second opinion is not only warranted, but necessary. Unless your disease is life threatening and requires emergency care, it is never a bad idea to seek a second opinion. Getting a second opinion helps you feel more confident about your diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have temporal arteritis doctor said I should only worry about headaches on side of my temple. Headaches else where shouldn't worry me but they do I am unsure about when to increase steroids fear of blindness.?

I have temporal arteritis doctor said I should only worry about headaches on side of my temple. Headaches else where shouldn't worry me but they do I am unsure about when to increase steroids fear of blindness.?

Biopsy?: Depending on how long you've been on steriods you may want to consider a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. The longer you've been treated the more likely you are to have a less helpful - false negative - result. Your doctor may also follow some blood work (ESR) to see how you are responding to treatment. ...Read more

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Take 10 mg prednisone and a shot 8cc of methotrexate weekly. Have temporal arteritis trying to get off steroids any hope been diagnosed for five year?

Take 10 mg prednisone and a shot 8cc of methotrexate weekly. Have temporal arteritis trying to get off steroids  any hope been diagnosed for five year?

Yes.: In deference to your current regimen, i would place you on 10mg/7.5mg every other day, 2 weeks, and then lower you to 10/5 two weeks. When you get to 10/0 qod, you can be weaned. However, i would increase your dose of mtc to 25mg (1cc) s.C./wk. ...Read more

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Can my mother live alone? She has temporal arteritis; she is now blind in one eye; she is insulin diabetic; she has inflamatory bowl disease

It's : It's really not possible to say for sure without knowing your mother's overall performance status. There are people with the conditions you've described who would do well on their own , but there are others who would be overwhelmed by any one of them. I guess my biggest concern would be whether she can see well enough to check her blood sugar and give herself insulin. If she's getting steroids for the arteritis, her blood sugar will be very high and difficult to manage. ...Read more

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My head and face hurt daily.I have temporal arteritis and take monthly steroids.Help?

My head and face hurt daily.I have temporal arteritis and take monthly steroids.Help?

If you have : If you have temporal arteritis, you should be taking daily corticosteriods/prednisone not monthly. Please contact your physician to address as it sounds as if you need to have a medication adjustment. ...Read more

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Am currently under investigation for Temporal Arteritis, have been on Steroid Tablets 4days now and headaches improved dramatically!!, good sign or no?

Good: That is a good sign that you might have temporal arteritis. Dis you have a high ESR and possibly anemia along with your headache. are you having a temporal artery biopsy. If your ESR was high and started to improve , then it is a good sign. ...Read more

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How can I tell which headache is caused by temporal arteritis or from my eyes or something else?

You cannot: Consult with your physician as they may need to do blood test as well as further detailed examinations. Only by determining the cause can a treatment be designed. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Giant Cell Arteritis (Definition)

Giant cell arteritis is a condition in which a person has inflammation and damage to blood vessels that supply the head area, neck, upper body, and arms. The affected areas may have pain, swollen blood vessels, ...Read more


Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Arteritis (Definition)

Arteritis is a term for inflammation of an artery. Many conditions that cause arteritis are caused by a person's own ...Read more