I am 51 years old, in good shape and healthy except being diagnosed about 5 years ago with RA. I'm on Methotrexate weekly. The only med that seems to help my daily symptoms is Prednisone. I was weaned off multiple times but the pain would come back.
Please tell me if there is evidence that being on a very small dose (3mg) daily of Prednisone for years would have any negative effects. I've asked many doctors who just seem to have the standard answer that "no one should be on long-term steroids."