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What are the investigations done? Are you diabetic? Are you on any medications apart from steroids?
This is not right at all. Putting one on the steroids without any blood work, imaging studies is not right. Following investigations should be done initially for your symptoms;
1) Complete blood count with a differential
2) Hepatitis screen
3) Blood sugar levels
4) Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
5) Sensory nerve conduction studies
6) Motor nerve conduction studies
These investigations would give guidelines for the further work up and management. I agree to your concern that steroids should not be given, till a concrete diagnosis based on evidences is made.
Please feel free for your follow up questions.
thank you so much i will now go back to my Gp and suggest that these tests are taken.
You are welcome, Rita.