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Suggest Vitamins To Be Taken For Polymyalgia Rheumatica

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Posted on Thu, 31 Jul 2014
Question: Good Morning. : ) : ) I PRAY you day is going well. : ) : ) What are the best Herbs & Vitamins for Polymyalgia Rheumatica & Giant Cell arteritis? Thank you very much for your help. I just developed this form of Arthritis recently I think. : ) : ) You take care now. : ) : ) XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Prednisolone is the backbone treatment for GCA

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
The GCA is a rampantly progressive disease if not properly treated.
Your chiropractor is absolutely right in supporting Prednisolone, because that is the gold standard in GCA treatment and only moderate doses are required.
It will be a wise decision to start prednisolone, be on it and then other add on drugs might be tried. Never try to swap them for prednisolone.
Because the GCA and polymyalgia bear significant inflammation and oxydative load on body systems the antioxydants and vitmins appears a lucrative and promising option and can be added along with steroids for 3-6 months.
There are many brands that provide combinations of Vitamin B-complex, C,E and antioxydants. Mostly they are taken once a day in longterm.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Take care.

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Follow up: Dr. Ram Choudhary (19 hours later)
Hello : ) : ) I PRAY your day is going well. : ) : ) I have the Polymyalgia Rheumatica & Giant Cell Arteritis. : ) : ) What can I expect w/ this Disease? Is that the right term? : ) I live by myself, I PRAY that will still be able to happen. : ) What can I do to help myself? Is it life threatening? I have other health issues's as Epilepsy, had a right temporal lobectomy - did help the seizure's GREATLY (I don't!! want to lose that freedom NOW!!. I have CAD, have had an Angioplasty w/ stent put in. (how BLESSED I AM) : ) : ) I have Venous Stasis Ulcer's Dis. on lower extermities of both legs. PRAISE JESUS, I have it under control right now. : ) : ) (First diagnosed with Livedoid Vasculapathy now they tell me it is Venous Stasis Ulcer's Dis. ) : ) : ) I guess, yes, : ) : ) What can I do for myself, the prognosis, is it life threatening, and what to expect. : ) : ) God BLESS YOUR HEARTS who by the Grace of God give Yea who use this site. : ) : ) PEACE OF MIND. lol lol You take ever so such good care of yourself now. : ) : ) Thank you for all your help. : )Hello again. : ) : ) lol lol I forgot to add in the last message, : ) : ) I have got a cold, which I don't usually get : ) : ) REALLY BLESSED : ) : ) but this one is a full blown good one. : ) : ) Head congestion, cough, sore throat and into chest, having the Polymyalgia Rheum. & GCA are there any different precautions i need to take? : ) : ) You take care now. : ) : )
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Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary (2 days later)
Brief Answer:
consult a local physician for cold

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX
Welcome back.
The GCA and Polymyalgia can be effectively controlled with moderate doses of oral steroids and patients can lead nearly normal life.
The CAD, Epilepsy or venous stasis ulcers do not affect the progress or recovery of this disease.
Make sure the ulcer area remains always dry and swelling free. Keeping the feet on a pillow to raise feet by half foot at bedtime will help.
The cold symptoms should be treated by a local physician after a detailed evaluation.
Meanwhile avoid cold surrounding and chilled liquids and have enough rest indoors.
I hope the advice will be helpful for you.
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Follow up: Dr. Ram Choudhary (8 hours later)
Good Morning : ) : ) Yes, I was beginning to wonder if you had gotten my question. : ) : ) Praise God, the cold is getting much better on its own. : ) : )

I am just so CONCERNED w/ PR and GCA!! You mentioned avoiding cold surrounding and chilled liquids?, this is for the PR and GCA? : ) : ) The Venous Stasis Ulcer's Dis., yes: ) my Derma. at Oregon State Health Inst. in XXXXXXX Ore., now PRAISE JESUS, I have them healed again, : ), I have to keep them TIGHTLY WRAPPED with Telfa Pads for cushion and Kerlex over that and Koban Self Adhering tape VERY TIGHT over that, yes, so that liquid doesn't pool around my ankles. : ) : ) Say, you were treating me for the PR and GCA : ) : ) after diagnoses, what would be your "follow up" plan of action for this Dis.? I would appreciate anymore input on how I can help myself. You have a good day and take ever so such good care. : ) : ) XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary (2 days later)
Brief Answer:
No, they were for Cold

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX
Welcome back.
I meant, you avoid chilled drinks and cold weather for your problem of Cold and not for GCA/MR.
Treatment of the later things has been already mentioned by me in earlier post.
It should be managed by moderate steroids and OTC pain killers and moderate exercises.
I hope the advise will be helpful for you.
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Suggest Vitamins To Be Taken For Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Brief Answer: Prednisolone is the backbone treatment for GCA Detailed Answer: Hello XXXX Thanks for writing to us with your health concern. The GCA is a rampantly progressive disease if not properly treated. Your chiropractor is absolutely right in supporting Prednisolone, because that is the gold standard in GCA treatment and only moderate doses are required. It will be a wise decision to start prednisolone, be on it and then other add on drugs might be tried. Never try to swap them for prednisolone. Because the GCA and polymyalgia bear significant inflammation and oxydative load on body systems the antioxydants and vitmins appears a lucrative and promising option and can be added along with steroids for 3-6 months. There are many brands that provide combinations of Vitamin B-complex, C,E and antioxydants. Mostly they are taken once a day in longterm. Looking forward to hearing from you. Take care.