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Erosive Osteoarthritis

hi there. I've been prescribed predinisilone but after one week there isn't any change. Can I assume it's not going to have any affect or is there still time? My rheumatologist didn't seem to know what was wrong with me and quizzed me repeatedly about psoriasis (which I haven't got) but from my own research it's obvious to me I have EOA.  

Would love to hear from anyone with their similar stories and if steroids worked for them or not. 

Sarah 

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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 118

    Steroids generally help with reducing the inflammation.  After a week, I would expect you to see some sort of change.  What was the dosage that the doctor started you with and how was the titrate plan organized (Pills 5 to 4 to 3 to 1 to none)

    To determine if you have osteoarthritis , a x-ray will indicate the degree of the problem.

    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
     I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
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  • Sarah6970
    Welcome to Arthritis-Health and How to Start Using our System

     Did this doctor do any blood work? A lot can be determined from your blood alone.  I have taken predinisilone several times and it always works within a few days, but everyone is different. 
    Maybe get another opinion, this time with X-rays.

    Take care and keep us posted.


    Sandra
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