I think my new steroid works! (Note: I have rheumatoid arthritis as well as lupus)
I woke up this morning with flat hands for the first time in over a year.
Flat hands? Yes. Normally I wake up with them balled in fists and I unpeel and stretch them. That's the work of arthritis for ya.
But today they were laying flat across my body and were relaxed. It was a joyous feeling to have some relief!
I posted a "steroid selfie" yesterday on Facebook as I noticed the facial puffing. I wanted to face it, but I have to say having some pain relief made it no big deal :). I'll be the puffy face for less pain. Good trade.