Hello all. In pt 1 I said about my appointment with the rheumy who said the prm was inactive but that fibromyalgia has appeared in its place. I have now seen his letter and my GP and can expand on it. T he pred reduction plan will take over 12 months to get to v, low/zero, and I am on amitryptaline for the FM. it goes 15/10 for 2 weeks, 10 for 2 weeks.Then 10/5 for 2 weeks. Then 5 for for 2 months and finally a 1mg reduction every 2 calender months.
The symptoms seem very similar so far but the early morning stiffness goes after moving around for a few minutes, and so far the 10mg amitriptyline has not done anything but the GP said I could double it , of course alcohol is forbidden with this drug.
I had a bone density scan this week and hope I can stop the alendronic acid and calcium tablets soon
On the positive side I am going to acupuncture and that feels good for a day, and have bought an e-bike which is a life changer. an hour a day in fresh air is great even when walking is not inspiring.
Thank you all for your sharing and caring compassion and best wishes to you for a pain free and Happy Christmas.