Just registered with this forum and thought I would say hello. I've bee suffering from an inflammatory form of arthritis for the last four months or so, it came on after I did a series of particularly tough fell runs battered my immune system and I'm struggling to recover. I was originally prescribed Prednisolone to control the inflammation, starting on 30mg and I managed to get it down to 8mg but no further. I've been on Methotrexate for the past six weeks and having a bad time with the side effects, but on the positive side I've managed to get the Pred down to 5mg.
Looking forward to hearing other people's stories and learning coping strategies. I'm just 56 by the way and very fit for my age, I have a military and outdoors background so this has hit me hard.