I have just been diagnosed and given a steroid injection. I have started hydroxychloroquine but I gather that it doesn't work straight away. Will the steroid wear off and it all come back until the hydroxychloroquine starts working? I am worried as I felt so awful and it feels so amazing to feel normal (if a bit manic) after the steroid. I don't want to go back to how I was. I felt about a thousand years old, it hurt all the time, even in bed and I couldn't move. Now it has stopped, I don't know how I was coping.