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Hello @microbe1943, I would like to add my welcome along with @colleenyoung and other members. I see from your first post earlier this month that you saw a rheumatologist and they started you on 10 mg prednisone dosage but the pain got worse when you had the Dexascan and were laying on a hard flat surface. My PMR is in remission but I am extremely uncomfortable and don't like laying on a hard flat surface. I suppose if it were more than a few minutes I might also have some pain although I don't think it would last very long.

You mentioned in your first post on July 12th that you also have type 2 diabetes and are having trouble with weight gain even though you are not eating that many calories. You might be interested in following a discussion on Low-carb healthy fat living. Intermittent fasting. What’s your why?: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/low-carb-healthy-fat-living-intermittent-fasting-whats-your-why/ I have always had trouble with keep weight off and found that by using intermittent fasting I was able to lose 30+ pounds easily and so far have been able to keep it off for over a year going on 2 years. The low carb diet has also been shown to reverse type 2 diabetes.

After a Year, Low-Carb Diet Helps Many Patients Reverse Type 2 Diabetes, Lose Weight, and Stop Insulin: https://www.ajmc.com/view/after-a-year-low-carb-diet-helps-many-patients-reverse-type-2-diabetes-lose-weight-and-stop-insulin

What got me started was watching a YouTube video by Dr. Jason Fung on Intermittent Fasting – https://youtu.be/7nJgHBbEgsE

You might want to talk with your rheumatologist to see if he has any suggestions on the prednisone dosage to help with the pain. Be sure to report any symptoms of scalp tenderness or pain in the temple areas as this is a symptom of Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) mentioned by @tsc and is more serious.

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This is great. Will check out!!!! Thanks. Sharon

All this info very welcome. Been thinking if IM. I’m nit much overweight at all. But way steriloids could take me there. Thanks for all this!!!! Sharon

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