I am still in the process of being diagnosed and last week my Rheumatologist gave me a shot of steroids as a kind of challenge to see how I reacted to them.
My question is: Did the steroid challenge work straight away for you and for how long?
I woke up the morning after feeling like Mr Tickle and like my joints were made of jelly. It was amazing as I had almost forgotten what it was not to feel every individual joint. However, I fell back asleep for several hours and woke up much the same as I did before the injection. I then proceeded to have several days of sweating, fatigue, and aching more than "normal" as well as feeling sick. Now after around three days of this I think I feel better (or just better than those three days). I still ache and have red knuckles but its now mainly in my fingers than the other parts that were effected.