please help me for the past 4 years i have had severe pain in my legs and swelling of my fingers just under the joints. it is always worse when the sun is out.its weird as i used to be a sunbather, now cant bear to go out. difficult as i live in spain. doctors tried many anti inflamation medicine, until finally putting me on cortizon. the results were i gained 20kgs but had no pain now i am weaned off the cortizon but still have huge stomach. i have not taken cortizon since september. i eat normally and show no signs of losing weight and my fingers and ankles are now starting to swell again. the pain is horrible. i have a very high threshold of pain but the pain is like having toothache all over. has anyone had these symptoms and how long will it take until i start to lose this stomach and swollen neck please help i feel really depressed.