My pulmonologist questions my Rheumy's diagnosis of polymyositis. In Feb 2008 I was having breathing difficulty and a rash on my hand, elbows, and feet. I also was very swollen in my hands and feet. Low grade fever off and on all the time for 7 months. All over weekness and pain. I was found to have pulmonary infiltrates and a higher than normal ck level (only 260 after being on prednisone for a month). I also tested positive for the Jo-1 antibody. I also had decreased albumin and elevated acute phase reactants suggesting acute inflammation. A muscle biopsy showed degeneration but said it could be from lack of use or steroid use. Im always tired. They are treating my with prednisone and Imuran. I don't know if Im having denial issues or if its just natural to question your diagnosis.
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