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Is prednisolone safe to take for polymyalgia rheumatica?

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Posted on Thu, 17 Jul 2014
Question: have been asked to take prednison because i have muscle pain in parts of my body rthat wont go away, dr calls it polymyalgia and rheumatica. Shall I take it? am 84 with various other medecines,..
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Answered by Dr. Alokkalyani (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
continue it

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I'm dr Alok, pleased to answer your queries
In polymyalgia rheumatic a, treatment of choice is steroid like prednisolone.
You need to see a rheumatologist to confirm it. In this disease ESR is very high.
If the diagnosis is confirm, then prednisolone is the treatment of choice
Hope this will help
Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Alokkalyani (11 hours later)
what is ESR and what causes my inflamation for this disease, which only started a month ago. Can this be caused by tick bite (lyme disease) YYYY@YYYY
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Answered by Dr. Alokkalyani (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
esr is a marker of inflammation

Detailed Answer:
Hi
esr is a marker of inflammation, polymyalgia rheumatica can cause inflammation in body and it is refelects by high ESR
I donot think it is related to lyme diseases
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Brief Answer: continue it Detailed Answer: Hi I'm dr Alok, pleased to answer your queries In polymyalgia rheumatic a, treatment of choice is steroid like prednisolone. You need to see a rheumatologist to confirm it. In this disease ESR is very high. If the diagnosis is confirm, then prednisolone is the treatment of choice Hope this will help Take care