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3 days ago · Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR): Meet others & Share Your Story in Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

Maybe start here:-
"Careful 'tapering' is needed if you have been taking Prednisone orally.
But, there are no set rules.
An example of Prednisone Tapering:-
After 2 days at 40+ mg per day; decrease dose to 35 mg for 2 days.
Then 30 mg for 2 days.
Then 25 mg for 2 days
Then 20 mg for 2 days
Then reduce dosage by 2.5 mg every 2 days.
When 10 mg dose is reached, decrease in 1-mg every 2 days
If symptoms flare up, increase dosage immediately until relief.
Prednisone works best if taken at least twice per day.
(Even 10mg or 20 mg can 'wear off' after 12+ hours).
Only the patient can determine appropriate dosage/frequency.

4 days ago · Cerebellum Brain Atrophy in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

Go To:-https://ataxia.org/neurologists-and-specialty-clinics/#AtaxiaClinics

Wed, Feb 5 7:02pm · CMT=Charcot Marie Tooth Disease Type 2 Neurological Disorder form of MD in Neuropathy

Looks like there is a definitive test:
Found this:-We report a 14-month-old toddler. The child presented with symptoms such as unsteadiness and ataxic gait along with decreased motor and sensory action potentials of the limbs. As the father of the child was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth 1A disease, a genetic analysis of the PMP22 GENE was performed confirming the diagnosis of Charcot- Marie-Tooth 1A in the child, too.
This case underscores the significance of an appropriate neurological assessment.

Sun, Jan 19 9:46pm · undiagnosed movement disorder in Brain & Nervous System

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus | Patricia's Story
Johns Hopkins Medicine
After 18 frustrating months of going undiagnosed for balance and memory problems and bladder issues, Delaware resident Patricia finally learned she had normal pressure hydrocephalus from neurologist Abhay Moghekar from the Johns Hopkins Cerebral Fluid Center.
Hear about her new appreciation for life following her shunt surgery and rehabilitation.
Visit us: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology

Dec 26, 2019 · Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR): Meet others & Share Your Story in Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

Has anyone discussed the usefulness of "abatacept" with their doctor?