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Giant Cell Arteritis - How to counteract the effects of long term Prednisone use?

Posted 7 Jan 2018 by Judy5 1 answer

I am a 73 year old woman, newly diagnosed with Temporal Arteritis. The treatment is long term Prednisone, the evil miracle drug. At my age my bones are already compromised, so what do I do? I refuse to take those horrible drugs for Osteoporosis, and take care of my bones with supplements. Also, I ...

81 year old on Prednisone for 2 days?

Posted 11 Jul 2017 by Peter Boy 0 answers

I have taken 60mg Prednisone for 2 days for possible Temporal Arteritis. After examination and tests, my Doctor has decided that I no longer require the Prednisone and have advised me to take 20mg for 2 days and then stop. Does this sound feasible?

Are frequent headaches a symptom of giant cell arteritis (GCA)?

Posted 30 May 2017 by Lojotabra 0 answers

My Dr was 90% sure I had GCA but when my blood work came back negative he dismissed it. He said because I do not get headaches daily or have one constantly I do not have it?

Does temporal arteritis always show up on MRI's or MRA's?

Posted 28 Jun 2011 by grandma cindy 2 answers

My doctor suspects that I have temporal arteritis. I have all the symptoms but the weight loss. But my MRI, MRA and sed rate was normal. Does it always show up in these tests?

Is there a safe recommended time that predisone should be used?

Posted 12 Jul 2012 by Msdollie 1 answer

I now take 10mg of predisone but was prescribed in January 2005 at 60mg for treatment of Temporal Arteritis. After one the inflamation cleared up and I was weaning down I had a blood sugar reaction that caused my sugar level to go from normal to almost 900. I was not diagnosed as diabetic before ...

I am just starting on Prednisone and have pain in my gall bladder today. I am also on a new one,?

Posted 17 Sep 2010 by businessline 1 answer

... Triamterine (generic for Dyazide), Lisinopril, Omeprazole and Levothyroxine. I also take a multi-vitamin and a prescribed B-Complex. I think the Prednisone is the culprit but I will call my dr. if the pain continues. Any ideas?

How safe is to intrerupt a low dose of Methotrexate due to adverse effects ?

Posted 10 Sep 2010 by Arama 2 answers

My 83 years old father is on Methotrexate(10 mg/week) for Temporal arteritis.He is also taking Prednisone 64 mg/day for the last month.His ESR is back to normal for the last 2 weeks.His general well being state is visibly worse in the second day of Methotrexate with difficulty breathing and violent ...

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