My boyfriend (51) was admitted to the hospital on the 22nd of February 2011 and was diagnosed with Polymyositis on the 9th of this month from a muscle biopsy... they started the steroids that day and he is now feeling a little weaker... Is that normal? About 4 days ago they gave him a NG tube because he failed his barium swallow test... they re-did it today and said his swallow was a little bit better but not safe enough to take him off... They want him to now have a peg tube which he is debating on... any thoughts??? does it get worse b4 it gets better??? He dropped from 205 to 149lbs in 4 months...He thought the first 20 was kinda cool without even trying but got scared after he kept losing the weight and went to the doctor... They finally admitted him. It's been 3 weeks today since he was admitted and only a week with a diagnosis... what are we to expect??? I'm so scared for him. All I keep hearing is there is NO cure only treatment and the treatment may develop into other things... any thoughts or advice would be truly appreciated!