Well, now seeing a rheumy nurse practitioner, who seems very nice. Change in meds to sulfasalazine, aiming to be off prednisolone by the summer (apparently!), hope this will all prove to be a good course of action! In the meantime, 1st grandchild is about to put in an appearance, so my nerves are ever so slightly on edge! Worked my fingers to the bone knitting (I'm rubbish at it, but there couldn't be more love put into the bits I've made!), so hands ache like mad - they will feel so much better once I can hold baby in my arms! Will let you all know whether a he or she arrives!