It feels like I have a suggestion off in the corner of my brain, but I can't quite access it right now. When/if I think of it I'll post.
I know that sounds insane - I think there is an alternative anti-inflammatory that helps like prednisone but isn't as bad on the bones. Not used often due to a different kind of side-effect, but might help you. I'm trying to remember what it is or where I've seen it mentioned....
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