Hello, my name is Greg, and I have had fibromyalgia several timesThe first attack was about 10, 11 years ago, since then I've had one more attack, as of four months ago I've been enduring a continual attack. This is where prednisone, has done its job, except for the fact that it keeps coming back in about a week after totally recedeing. I've just started taking prednisone this morning, I take a dose of 10 mg three times daily, for 5 to 7 days. And then reduce it to 5 mg 3×5 to 7 days, then 2 1/2 mg, then 1 mg. Same dosages as 10 and five.You should be having severe pain in your 13 major joints, it can exceed that, for this time round I'm having it in my jawbone joint.To make sure it's fibromyalgia, have your RA check for a disease called RS3PE, it's a disease that falls between severe arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, it has all the pains of rheumatoid but there are no pits or joint disfiguration, just severe painThe way for the prednisone to work you have to do heavy exercises at least five days a week. I do six days a week, first thing out of bed I get on a rowing machine, 40 to 50 minutes, and then right on a recumbent bike for 30 some minutes.If you want to get rid of it this is the only way, believe me, the exercise and an steroid work. I'm a man 78 year old ex-Olympic rower and Olympic coach for many years. Good luck my dear it can be done Greg View Thread
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