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My hands and feet are really bad right now !!

I stopped all meds after being told I do not have RA, and went through carpal tunnel surgery on my left hand.

Things were going really well this past month, no pain or swelling and now the past two days I again, have swollen ankels, stiff feet and stiff, swollen hands.

Would it be okay to "dose myself" for a couple of days with left over prednisone I have to get the swelling / pain down or is this a bad idea?
Prednisone is very powerful stuff. Starting and stopping it without a doc's okay is playing with fire. Can you call your PCP and ask his/her advice? Good luck. Sue