In my last post I mentioned that after I started taking Zyrtec, an antihistamine, for a rash, that my arthritis was not as bad. The inflammation was reduced. I particularly noticed that I was not as stiff after sitting for a while.
It now appears that the anti-inflammatory properties were left over from the prednisone that I had stopped taking a few weeks before. At least that's my present theory. I have been feeling more pain lately, particularly in my right hip, and more stiffness when I get out of bed. As would be the case if the prednisone is completely worn off now.