Welcome to HW.
Yes, predisone works that fast, but it's a double edge sword. It's great for knocking down the symptoms but it can reek havoc with our bodies if long term.
Are you taking plaquinel? It's usually the first maintenance drug we're put on.
I use muscle rubs, heat, and ice to ease my pains. I avoid sunshine, fluorescent lighting, and halogen bulbs because UV rays will make me feel worse. Many of us are sensitive to UV rays. There's a clothing site that sells UV protective clothing called coolibar.com.
Make sure to read the first thread called Lupus 101.
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, diabetes, and benign familia tremors
When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))