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I have sarcoidosis and am taking prednisone but my joints still hurt. Would you recommend adding an arthritis med?
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Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
If sarcoidosis does not respond to steroids there are other treatment options.
Various nsaids (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen or aspirin) are sometimes recommended. Methotrexate or azathioprine - these medications, most often used in rheumatoid arthritis, have been used with or without corticosteroids to treat sarcoidosis.

In brief: Possibly
If sarcoidosis does not respond to steroids there are other treatment options.
Various nsaids (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen or aspirin) are sometimes recommended. Methotrexate or azathioprine - these medications, most often used in rheumatoid arthritis, have been used with or without corticosteroids to treat sarcoidosis.
Dr. Willa Terry
Dr. Willa Terry
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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sarcoidosis help
Hi i think i can a bit, as I have sarcoid myself---unfortunately.
I tried placquenil --can help some, but not me. I am helped by omega 3 fish oils with primrose. I make sure i get sleep, even if i must take some medication. Walk, walk etc. I went on small vacation in sun and heat--had to walk to eat at the all inclusive resort--i got better. I try to get massages whenever i can--also helps. More.

In brief: Sarcoidosis help
Hi i think i can a bit, as I have sarcoid myself---unfortunately.
I tried placquenil --can help some, but not me. I am helped by omega 3 fish oils with primrose. I make sure i get sleep, even if i must take some medication. Walk, walk etc. I went on small vacation in sun and heat--had to walk to eat at the all inclusive resort--i got better. I try to get massages whenever i can--also helps. More.
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Dr. Marci Dietrich
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