Posted 4/17/2007 8:57 PM (GMT -6)
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.
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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