Anyone out there know whether these too illnesses go hand in hand? A friend of mine has fibromyalgia and also suffers from COPD. She takes steroids for the COPD and has been for years. Not sure how long she has had the fibromyalgia. I didn't even know she had it until I told her my symptoms of the past month....flu like feeling, muscle weakness, achy joints. She said it sounded like fibromyalgia..geez, sure hope not. I have my blood tested every month because I am on 6MP. Low white count, but other than that everything checks out ok.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!! Hope I don't jinx myself. Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks. Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.