Your response, or lack of response, to prednisone can tell your rheumy alot about what is going on with you. If you respond to it, that would most likely be an indication that you have inflammatory arthritis. Your osteoarthritis should NOT be affected by the prednisone. I know when I first tried prednisone, I was amazed at how much better I felt in a very short period of time. I hope it does the same for you.
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan