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Suffering from temporal arteritis

my mother age 50 has been suffering from arteritis . before it was thought of takayasu but now the symptoms are of temporal arteritis. severe headache , hip and thigh muscle pain, swelling in foot, low fever, cold, uneasy feeling like dizziness , pain, nausea in doing her arms high, having bulging blood vessels parallel to eye and blurred vision , pain in facial and neck muscle, having hypertension as well as taking thyroid medicine, have been in depression for 5 long years, given ATT medicine for 7 months last year as mountax test came positive.. having adhesions in intestilne and lymph nodes too.... what should i do for proper treatment?
Fri, 11 Mar 2011
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Hello There..
Welcome to healthcare magic forum..
If your mother is suffering from temporal arteritis she needs immediate treatment with corticosteroids. Any delay in treatment might lead to lose of vision. So I would advice you to consult a doctor immediately and start her on appropriate dose of steroids.
Hope this helps.
Take care..
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