I first posted about one month ago so this is my latest RA update.
My main problem was my right hand (lost use of extensor muscles), but in December went through a flare up. Phoned RA nurse and she spoke to specialist, went back on to 25 mg prednisolone which was then tapered off over several weeks. After this the flare up gradually decreased, but rh hand still the same and painful. At end of December both myself and wife ended up with chest infections! Got a phone call from RA nurse and she arranged for a general steroid (depromedrone 120mg) injection at GP. January comes around and I arrive at GP for steroid injection, can't have it got protein in my urine. Eventually ten days later I get my steroid injection (no proteins) . Dramatic improvement in overall aches and pains, and my rh hand is improving (Physio nurse made new splint which keeps the hand extended). So very happy at moment, touch wood. Last note - physio nurse arranged with RA specialist to get a nerve conduction test sometime, all rh hand fingers now extending except for thumb.