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Suggest treatment for Polymyalgia Rheumatica

I am an 89 year old male diagnosed with Polymyalgia Rheumatica....I am experiencing severe muscle pain, depression and lack of sleep. I am currently taking 7 1/2 grams of Predisone, Plavix, Mag. one a day Fish Oil,
Lisinopril, 1-mg, twice a day. Atenolol 25 mg. once a day, Ftironolatone 25 mg. once a day Amloditine 5mg once a day
Hydrocholorot 12.5 every other day Ophth Antiox/Lutein twice a day, Potassium CL 10meq SA Tab twice a day,
Cyanocobal AH once a month. I will appreciate your recommendations.
Tue, 2 Sep 2014
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Hello,

Thank you for writing to HCM about your query,

Brief Answer -

Treatment for polymyalgia rheumatica usually involves medicines called corticosteroids.

Explained Answer -

Your doctor will usually start you on a dose that relieves your symptoms, and then slowly reduce the dose to the lowest possible amount that keeps you symptom free.

Corticosteroids can cause side effects so it is important to be reviewed regularly by your doctor while taking these medicines.

For information about corticosteroids see the Australian Rheumatology Association's Patient Medicine Information or the Medicines and arthritis page for more information.

Hope You will find it out helpful.

Thanks And Regards,
Dr. Gaurav Prajapati
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Suggest treatment for Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Hello, Thank you for writing to HCM about your query, Brief Answer - Treatment for polymyalgia rheumatica usually involves medicines called corticosteroids. Explained Answer - Your doctor will usually start you on a dose that relieves your symptoms, and then slowly reduce the dose to the lowest possible amount that keeps you symptom free. Corticosteroids can cause side effects so it is important to be reviewed regularly by your doctor while taking these medicines. For information about corticosteroids see the Australian Rheumatology Association s Patient Medicine Information or the Medicines and arthritis page for more information. Hope You will find it out helpful. Thanks And Regards, Dr. Gaurav Prajapati