Since knee surgery 5 months ago, I have been suffering excruciating muscle pain throughout my body. The only relief I get is from Prednisone, which I cannot stay on indefinitely. Is there another, safer med I can try in place of Prednisone? I have gradually reduced my dosage from 40mg/day to my current 10/mg per day. If I try to reduce further, the pain returns, beginning in my fingers, hands and wrists. If I do not resume Prednisone, the pain spreads throughout every muscle in my body, to the point I can hardly walk.
One other "far out" consideration; A follow up MRI after my knee surgery detected a surgical metal anomaly in my knee. Since the pain began 3 days after surgery, is it possible the metal could be causing my problem?
I appreciate any suggestions you might have. I'm simply at a loss (as is my doctor) as to what might be the cause. My next step I suppose will be a visit to the Mayo clinic.