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How is polymyalgia rheumatica treated?
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Steroids
A long-term steroid taper.

In brief: Steroids
A long-term steroid taper.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Low Dose Steroids
Although there is no cure for polymyalgia rheumatica, treatment can help prevent patients from becoming disabled.
Low doses of corticosteroids (such as prednisone) can relieve polymyalgia rheumatica within a day or two. The dose can then be slowly reduced to a very low level, but the treatment will need to continue for a long time -- around 2 - 6 years.

In brief: Low Dose Steroids
Although there is no cure for polymyalgia rheumatica, treatment can help prevent patients from becoming disabled.
Low doses of corticosteroids (such as prednisone) can relieve polymyalgia rheumatica within a day or two. The dose can then be slowly reduced to a very low level, but the treatment will need to continue for a long time -- around 2 - 6 years.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Thank
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