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Suggest treatment for polymyositis

My wife has polymyositis and has been on prednisone for 30 years . Its eating her up skin and bones and her Arthritis Dr. has given her two treatments of rotuxan so far to reduce her prednisone. she just had a bout of UTI and has been on Bactrum and levulofluoxin. She takes sugar medicine and vitamins. Would this cause her recent chills and fever and a bout of violent shaking . The ER doc says she was somewhat constipated. What can you tell me?
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
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Hi,

Do a urine culture and sensitivity as start antibiotics according to culture results.

Most UTI improves with proper antibiotics. Drink plenty of water.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Shinas Hussain,
General & Family Physician
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Suggest treatment for polymyositis

Hi, Do a urine culture and sensitivity as start antibiotics according to culture results. Most UTI improves with proper antibiotics. Drink plenty of water. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician