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Suggest treatment for severe inflammation and pain due to polymyalgia

Hi, I have severe inflamation and pain with my polymyalgia rheumatica and have been doing methatrexate injections. The injections have been making me feel worse. My internist is sending me to see Dr. Kelsall for more help. Do you think I should quit the methatrexate?
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

If methotrexate is ineffective, you can try analgesics like Gabapentin which shows good results with patients with polymyalgia. You can also try drugs like Tramadol which shows promising results in similar patients. If symptoms persist, you can consult a rheumatologist and get evaluated.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Regards,
Dr. Shinas Hussain
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Suggest treatment for severe inflammation and pain due to polymyalgia

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. If methotrexate is ineffective, you can try analgesics like Gabapentin which shows good results with patients with polymyalgia. You can also try drugs like Tramadol which shows promising results in similar patients. If symptoms persist, you can consult a rheumatologist and get evaluated. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Shinas Hussain