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Old 10-12-2008, 01:12 PM   #1
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Polymyositis: Is this a flare up?

I am a 67 year old man who had a bad case of polymyositis 10 months ago. I responded well to prednisone (starting at 140 mg per day) and was down to 6.25 mg per day when I went on a strenuous hunting trip this fall. I came back early due to muscle discomfort particularly in the shoulders. After 2 weeks, my muscle enzyme tests came back normal, but now after another 3 weeks I still hurt, even more than ever. Is this a flare up and why did the tests come back negative?

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Old 10-24-2008, 09:44 AM   #2
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Re: Polymyositis: Is this a flare up?

Are you on any medications? Sometimes medication side effects can cause these symptoms but nothing shows up on tests.

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