I'm on long term low dose (5mg) Prednisolone. I feel so much better on it.
Talk to your rheumy about adding a biologic. You then might be able to get off the steroid.
You bet I take prednisone. I take 4mg. daily for those so-so days, and 15mg. on those really bad flare days.
My general p[physician told me that 5mg. is an okay dose daily. I am on MTX (Methotrexate) 15mg weekly along with Hydoxychlor 200 mg. and newly added one called Leflunomide once daily and I am finding some relief with that. I agree that the prednisone is so helpful with the pain.
It's difficult to say 'cos we are all different and all react differently. I am on 1mg alternating with 1/2mg daily of the Prednisilone and 2x10mg MTX once a week plus 1x200mg Plaquenil daily and take supplements. Seems to control my RA except for the Flares that pop up with NO warning!
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