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Have you done any research on the condition? I’m not going to tell you to ignore your doctor’s advice, but your experience with candida has probably taught you it shouldn’t be taken at face value. The more you can learn about it yourself, the better your chances of recovery. Start off by reading the Wiki on Polymyositis.
The etiology of polymyositis is unknown and may be multifactorial, perhaps related to autoimmune factors, genetics, and viruses. In rare cases, the cause is known to be infectious, associated with the pathogens that cause Lyme disease, toxoplasmosis, and other infectious agents.
From an NHS site about Corticosteroids.
Inflammation is helpful in preventing the spread of infection. However, in some health conditions, the immune system triggers inflammation even though no infection is present. These are known as autoimmune conditions
Both treatments you mentioned sound purely symptomatic to me, and won’t get to the root cause of the problem. Just like patients of arthritis and MS, you’re expected to pay for your prescriptions and put up with the increasing side-effects for the rest of your life. It’s such a cynical approach.
People are able to overcome so-called auto-immune diseases like arthritis, so it shows us that there’s something missing from the medical approach. Your doctor has told you what his plan is, and you can take his advice on board, but you shouldn’t give up investigating and experimenting with whatever you can to find a cure. Like Jorge said, you have to ask why.
Improving immunity doesn’t necessarily mean increasing inflammation. More than anything it means improving health. There were a few good tips in this article I posted yesterday http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2010/07/eleven-steps-for-overcoming-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-and-other-chronic-infectious-diseases/ Most of those are likely to lower inflammation, but at the same time help to optimise your immune response to infections.