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Has anyone ever tried a steroid BURST?
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This group is intended as a meeting place and forum for those who have been diagnosed with granulomatous mastitis ('GM') or idiopathic granulomatous mastitis ('IGM'). I think one of the greatest challenges with this disease is its rarity and the associated lack of understanding in the medical community. But we can share here - and hopefully make the healing process a little easier for each other.

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Has anyone ever tried a steroid BURST?

A doctor just put me on a 12 day steroid burst, tapering every 3 days.  Wondering if anyone else ever tried this and if you can share your findings with it.  
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I was on steriods for 20 weeks, tapering every 2 weeks. It was long, exhausting. I did have some relief for a few months with no pain. My wounds did take longer to heal...but I was pain free. I would get abcess (abscess) here and there. When I was finishing my dosage, more abcesses appeared...significantly smalled than the beginning abcesses. I changed my diet and finally fully recovered. I was "sick" for 14 months. The average case is 18 months.
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Hi,

Hope you are fully recovered now. Pls let me know what's your change in Plan.  
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Hi there! Since the steroid burst I have been healing with natural remedies; taking turmeric through my naturopath doctor, taking other supplements as well, also changed my diet and I'm following the PALEO diet. What I believe has helped me a lot as well is acupuncture (chinese healing treatment).  There are specific points/channels in acupuncture for treating breast abscesses!  Since doing these things, I have been pain free since June (4 months), I feel very normal now, my mass is shrinking, my wounds are healing and shrinking too.  I noticed that if I stop following my PALEO diet, and stop acupuncture, abscesses start coming back.  

I'm 9 months into GM and I feel great about the path I'm on and I pray everyone is on their way to healing.  
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