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Morning! My rheumatologist had me on a low dose of Prednisone for 16 days: 2 pills for 4 days, 1-1/2 for 4 days, 1 for 4 days and 1/2 a pill for 4 days. He wanted to get me on it and wean me right off it to see how I responded. It helped quite a bit with the pain but I still had stiff fingers in the morning but I felt much better throughout the day. He now has me on another med called Arava for a few weeks and I should watch out for side effects. I've only been on it for 2 days and the stiffness and pain doesn't completely go away. He wants me to start one of the injectable drugs on my next visit (HUmira or Enbrel). I have to read up and decide which one I want to try. Not looking forward to it but I can't function with this pain. Sometimes I have trouble turning the key in my car or evening opening the door.