Re: Just diagnosed
ltr, you need to talk to your doc about the prednisone, it is nothing to fool around with. It can have serious side effects although it can also work wonders. Keep your spirits up, my hubby had a very severe case of dermatomyositis and he is now doing really well. He is strong again and is in physical therapy to build his stamina, and eats anything he wants again.
He did take high doses of prednisone as much as 60mgs a day and he still gets an injection of Methotrexate once a week but the doc is lowering the dose. As I said his pain is gone and he just needs to build a few muscles up again. Hang in there and make those docs listen.