After your lovely responses to my first post, I called the Rheumatology dept at the hospital and spoke with the nurse who are assured me that can take up to a week for steroid injection to kick in and advised me not to take diclofenac unless I was in a lot of pain.
As my pain was more twinges than agony I stayed off the diclofenac and lo and behold, 6 days since my jab I'm feeling so much better. More energy and focus. Feet are fine apart from the I odd twinge and my hand is visibly reduced. Yay! Interested to see if this last me through to January's appointment.
She also told me to phone her if I read anything that alarmed me so she could answer any questions. All I can say is, thank god for the NHS.
Now if only I could sleep through the night. Could someone get the baby next door to be quiet? Lol.