Posted 4/17/2007 7:47 AM (GMT -6)
thank you hippi, carol, stacie
 
Well..I wudnt be surprised..it's been 3 yrs since I have been dx with anything new, so maybe fibro...or just tapering too quickly from the prednisone. I did drop 10 mg in less than a week, but in the past that didnt seem to be a problem because once I hit the 15 mg, I usually stay at that for a bit, then taper more, but slower.
(((((((Carol))))))) big hug for you today, I know it's a sad one for you sweetie, those anniversaries can really zap us
 
Thank you again girls...I go to my ..ahem...rhuemy in june, but now that I have joined here, I will try to get my blood test results too!!!!  he doesnt know it, but I have taken responsibility for my illnesses now, and I want to be informed for now on!!!
 
God Bless
Diane  
A/Fib, diagnosed Aug, 1997, R/A diagnosed in Sept. 1998, Pericarditis and Lupus in Dec, 2003, Diabetes, diagnosed march, 2004
 
sotalol, digoxin, coumidin, plaquenil, prednisone, metformin, diamacron, wellbutrin,fenofibrate

Posted 4/17/2007 8:57 PM (GMT -6)
Hi Diane,
 
Yes, it sounds like fibro to me too.  I have fibro also, and I feel like one big body bruise!  Just so you know, prednisone and fibro don't go well together.  The more prednisone you're on, the more your fibro will flare up.  They don't mix.
 
So as you taper down on your prednisone, you should notice an improvement in your pain.  If you don't improve, you probably just need to give your body time to heal and a chance for the fibro to calm down.
 
In any case, I would see your rheumy about this so that they can make a positive diagnosis for you.  I have found one drug in particular, very effective in managing my fibro.  It helps with the aches and pain and also improves my sleep.  People with fibromyalgia tend to not sleep very well.  The drug is Elavil, also known as Amitriptyline.  I take a low dose - 20mg about 90 minutes before bed time.  Works like a charm!  This drug doesn't always work for everyone though. But if you do have fibro and find it unmanageable, just mention it to your rheumy. 
 
Blessings,
Ginny
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me.  I have learned in whatever state I am in, to be content.  Phillipians 4:11-13

Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder, libman sach's endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, Neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, food allergies
Prednisone, Imuran, Coumidin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, micronor, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus

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