In the early stages of my illness I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, I had migrating Arthralgias. As my symptoms deteriorated I was diagnosed with ME/CFS, then Arthritis and muscle Weakness and eventually Polymyalgia Rheumatica and put on steroids. Clearly steroids reduced the inflammation I had throughout most of my joints and muscles and enabled me to struggle on working although on very much reduced hours.
It wasn't until a chance course of antibiotics significantly improved my symptoms that led my GP to suspect Lyme disease. Later this was confirmed clinically by an expert and the recovery from chronic debilitating health on long term antibiotics has given me my life back again.
Because of my earlier ME/CFS diagnosis and the fact that many patients with ME/CFS are found to have Lyme Disease, I take an interest in this illness and the problems patients have.
A recent post on CFS Central blog found here gives an excellent catalogue of events A COMMOTION IN THE BLOOD by Mindy Kitei do visit this blog for a detailed read of what has been going on.