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Old 10-30-2007, 11:24 PM   #1
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Polymyositis and CK levels

Hi,

Im a 20 year old male, and have recently been diagnosed with Polymyositis about 6 weeks ago.

I noticed a big drop in muscle strength and had muscle weakness that was getting worse. My initial blood test revealed a CK count of over 8,000. And I was hospitalised, had a muscle biposy and an EMG, which confirmed Polymyositis.

As soon as I was in hospital (4 days) I was started on 60mg of Predinose once a day. In 4 days of Prednisone my CK levels dropped to around 2500.

Anywho, straight to my question:

I am having another blood test to check my CK levels next Wednesday, I am very active, do a lot of running and weightlifting, and I fear these may cause artificially high CK levels. Should I not exercise at all from mon - wed before the test just to be safe? thanks.

I am currently on 37.5mg of prednisone, and my last ck count was 3500 1 month of being on it.

 
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Old 11-06-2007, 03:12 PM   #2
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Re: Polymyositis and CK levels

Prednisone can cause muscle weakness. Working out is a question for the physician, with focal myositis extrenuous exercise makes it worse in general.

 
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