Hi all, following my first post a couple of weeks ago I have some more questions I'm hoping some of you can help with. I'm on a dose of 20mg Pred per day but my progress has not been as good as my rheumatologist had hoped for. It's true that the pain I was getting in my legs and hands has mostly subsided (apart from the occasional flare up early in the morning when my Pred has worn off) but the stiffness is still there in my leg muscles. Last Tuesday I was given a steroid injection of 160mg meythlprednisoline which my rheumatologist should "reboot" my system and clear up any stiffness. He said it could take 48-72 hours to kick in. The injection was on Tuesday but I'm yet to see any benefits (ie. I'm still stiff and woke up in pain last night plus continue to have night sweats).
What I don't understand is that I seem to respond to the oral Pred (indeed when I woke up in pain last night I took 10mg of Pred and within 45 mins my pain had gone) but havent responded to the injection. Has anybody else experienced this?