That is a fairly normal treatment to reduce the inflammation it seems you have in your hands/joints.
Typically they tell us prednisone will have no effect on fibro pain (since it's pain, not inflammation) but will help with inflammation from Lupus.
You could also have inflammation for a number of other reasons.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
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