Since being diagnosed with polymyalgia last March I have been struggling with prednisolone as I have dreadful side effects. My consultant has finally admitted that pred is not for me as I have now developed diabetes & the only dose that allieviates the symptoms is too high for me to function on a daily basis.
Today I had an injection of somethibg which will last for 3 weeks & allow me to drop my steroids to 5mg a day. I also start methotrexate and folic acid this week.
I am very scared of all the side effects - what do people suggest to mitigate them. I also have fibromyalgia, a fatty liver caused by diabetes & I'm waiting for my gall bladder to be removed.
Please tell me there's hope. I didn't have much faith in my consultant but today he was really good & spent a ling time talkibg me through everything