I have been on steroids for over 10 years now and know that my adrenal function is non existant. My Rheumatologist has told me he wants me to come right down to 10mm. In doing so the only DMARD I am on is methotrexate. As I come down off the steroids most of my symptoms are now coming back. I am currently suffering with painful feet, Beau lines on finger nails, difficulty in swallowing, including water. I also have pain right through my body from feet, knees, hamstrings Back and shoulders. I have recently found the area around my left ear is swollen. I have seem my GP, who has asked for a full bloods test. I was told last week that they came back fine including the thyroid. I am trying to see him again to discuss the results when he is in tomorrow. Where do I go from here. I have tried to remain positive for so long. Should I contact my rheumatology department and ask for an appointment.