I am 37 and have been suffering with muscle pain for over a year now. It started in my neck, spread to my jaw, arms thighs, abdominal area. Thought it was the flu and the dr gave me an antibiotic. It didn't work. He gave me a steroid and I felt great the next day. As soon I tapered off them I was feeling terrible again.
Went to a rheumatologist. Had MRI, Cat scan, bloodwork. She says it is probably polymyalgia. She doesn't feel that it is Lupus. I have had UTI's for years now since my 2nd child. Not sure that this has anything to do with it. I am on prednisone, down to 5 mg a day, but feeling lousy in the am and in the evening. Also taking Plaquenil.
Went to see a homepoathic dr and just got some thing to try. I feel twice my age.
Has anyone else tried natural medicines? Is this safe with prednisone and plaquenil? Not sure if this is polymyalgia or could it be Lupus or something else. These all seem to be closely related problems.