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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?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Temporal arteritis

Methotrexate is given in hope of trying to decrease the Prednisone dose in patient in whom stopping Prednisone is almost impossible due to recurrent symptoms.
If taking prednisone: get screened for osteoporosis, diabetes, elevated blood pressure, glaucoma. Take antiacid (prilosec) to protect stomach.

In brief: Temporal arteritis

Methotrexate is given in hope of trying to decrease the Prednisone dose in patient in whom stopping Prednisone is almost impossible due to recurrent symptoms.
If taking prednisone: get screened for osteoporosis, diabetes, elevated blood pressure, glaucoma. Take antiacid (prilosec) to protect stomach.
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