Today I saw a highly recommended Rheumatologist because I wanted to address my morning pain/stiffness in my fingers, hands, wrists, arms, and shoulders. I had tapered from 15mg to 7 in about 8 months but mornings were not too good until pred kicked in about noon. He did not think that this was acceptable. He drew a sort of graph on his white board to show when the body releases inflammatory substances ( about 4 am if I remember correctly). So now he has instructed me to switch to Rayos and take it at night ( I said I would like to take it after my late meal, around 8pm, and he said that would be ok) so as to combat the inflammation and prevent those rough mornings. He said in order to get at the residual inflammation that I have I should go on 15mg for a week, then I think he said I can go to 10 but I will call his nurse to confirm. So a different form of pred now at a different time. I go back in a month. Since i was stuck with morning pain and really couldn't go any lower I think his plan is a good one. Any thoughts?
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