How is polymyalgia rheumatica treated?

Treatment with small amounts of prednisone, such as cheap nba jerseys 10 to 15 mg per day, tends to yield a dramatic response. This falling treatment is usually tapered to the minimum amount needed and then maintained for 1 1/2 to wholesale jerseys 2 years.

Some patients have to stay on corticosteroids for longer. With temporal arteritis the starting dose is cheap nfl jerseys much higher (usually 60 mg per day) and is carefully reduced to the point where the inflammatory process in the arteries in the head is suppressed so that blindness does not occur. Often treatment has to be continued for 3 or 4 years. Some rheumatologists use azathioprine or methotrexate as well to reduce the amount of corticosteroid. Side effects like bone marrow suppression or liver damage have to be monitored with other Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses blood tests.

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