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I have been taking prednisolone for four years for polymyalgia. Recently I have been getting sharp pains back, what do I do?
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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Consider nutrition
First, go to your physician and get checked out.
Since Prednisone is an anti-inflammatory med, see if you can take charge and start to heal yourself by eating an anti-inflammatory diet (find online). If you are feeling better, after a few months work with your doctor to see if you can slowly wean yourself off. Other anti-infl foods include tumeric, ginger, rosemary, apples, onions, etc.

In brief: Consider nutrition
First, go to your physician and get checked out.
Since Prednisone is an anti-inflammatory med, see if you can take charge and start to heal yourself by eating an anti-inflammatory diet (find online). If you are feeling better, after a few months work with your doctor to see if you can slowly wean yourself off. Other anti-infl foods include tumeric, ginger, rosemary, apples, onions, etc.
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Dr. Bettina Herbert
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Re chk the diagnosis
Pmr should not require 4 yrs on steroids! you and your doctor need to re visit other potential causes for your present symptoms.

In brief: Re chk the diagnosis
Pmr should not require 4 yrs on steroids! you and your doctor need to re visit other potential causes for your present symptoms.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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In brief: Steroids & Back Pain
One concern with long term steroid use is osteopenia (soft bone) and osteoporosis.
Bone fractures are not uncommon with these conditions. See your doctor to figure out the source of your back pain.

In brief: Steroids & Back Pain
One concern with long term steroid use is osteopenia (soft bone) and osteoporosis.
Bone fractures are not uncommon with these conditions. See your doctor to figure out the source of your back pain.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
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