Fibro or Myositis?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by pookieruth, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. pookieruth

    pookieruth New Member

    Hi All - I'm Lee. I was just diagnosed with fibro a few weeks ago, although I suspected it for awhile. My doc has requested blood tests for myositis, but I don't know much about it. Is anyone else familiar with that? Thanks!
  2. jake123

    jake123 New Member

    I have been diagnosed with polymyositis due to a high CKP level. My rheumy immediately put me on 60 mg. of prednisone and that lowered it real quick. But it took a while to get it to a normal reading. In the meantime, I also had a high CRP (inflammation) reading.
    I really was a mess then. But I tapered off the pred. and the only remnants of the myositis is weak legs and arms. Climbing stairs is very difficult and raising my arms is difficult also.