10years ago (at the age of 56) I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis . It was successfully kept at bay , apart from occasional flare ups with Sulphasalazine & Hydroxychloroquine. Recently I have been in a lot of pain with my hands and wrists and have a small patch of psoriasis on my back. Yesterday my rheumatologist diagnosed me with psoriatic- arthritis and has prescribed an 18week course of steroid tablets . I am loath to go down that route but really need to get rid of the pain and stiffness in my hands and wrists, which is now affecting my life. Does anyone have experience of taking steroid tablets for psoriatic arthritis?