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Hi My problems all started last September an my dr initially thought it was PMR and prescribed me 15mg Pred. I was referred to the rheumy and she was that it wasnt but that I did have some form of arthritis. I have had several bloods tests and xrays none of which were conclusive - a grey area they said! - I now have to go for a DEXA scan and I now decreasing the Pred and I am down to 11, its been a bit of a traumatic year all round.
My main problem is the stiffness in my knees, ankles and feet. I do have swelling in my hands but I can put up with that as such. I was advised to take paracetamol for the stiffness but have noticed as of last week that I have small rash across my abdomen so have stopped taking them and have been using an antibiotic cream which has helped.
I read by Glucasomine was helpful but that it would interfer with my diabetic medicine! My gp has upped my metformin to cover the interference from the Pred to cover that but I wondered how much the Glucasomine was affect it as well. Today is not a good day, I have spent much of it lying on my bed as that is the only comfortable place at the moment.
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