Hi, Linda, and welcome! I'm so glad you found us and joined in. I'm so sorry you are dealing with all of these problems. It seems that those of us with fibro do have other health issues, too. But, it could be worse!
It's my guess that the problems that are making you feel so bad is from your connective tissue disease. I say this because Prednisone doesn't usually help fibro. BUT, I do remember one time I had to be on Prednisone for a completely different problem and I landscaped my front yard in a weekend! LOL Yep, it can make you feel great. But, it doesn't help fibro in the long run...at least that's my understanding.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the first thread on the forum. There are links to good information about fibro and you might get some help there.
I take malic acid/magnesium for pain and fatigue. Many with fibro are deficient in these nutrients. This has helped me a lot. There is a link on the Fibro 101 thread all about them and how they work in your body. Also, we can be deficient in vitamin D. I live in Florida and never thought I could possibly be deficient in D, but I am. My doctor has me taking 3,500 IU of vitamin D3 a day. Again, there is a link in the Fibro 101 thread all about it.
I'm so glad you found us and joined in. Read back posts and don't hesitate to ask questions. We are here to help you. I hope to hear more from you soon.
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