i was diagnoised with fibro oct 2012 after 2 years of constant pain and having seen many doctors and consultants, all of who had many ideas!!! i was put on amitriptyline which allowed me to sleep and wake in a zombie state! but at least i was sleeping, pain remained the same in arms, shoulders, legs and outer hips, i continued to plod along as i had over previous couple of years. at easter my asthma deceided to flare up (1st time in 7 yrs, about norm for me, well controlled and flares every 7 yrs) my doctor immediately put me on steroid tablets (prednisolene) now 6 hrs later the biggest thing i noticed was not the fact i could now breath BUT that for the first time in 2+ yrs i had no pain and continue to have no pain!! the question is does anyone know if steroid tablets work for fibro pain?? from the little bit ive researched on the internet it appears not?? one pain nurse says no i doesnt and the other says yes it does!! im off to see the doctor tomorrow for his views.