I get severe flares. I've had them for years but over the past year I had two flares per month. Finally, the doctors told me, it is safer for me to stay on a low constant dose, than going up and down.
I tried 5 mg. And within a week got a flare. The flares feel like I got run over by a bus!! The pain surges through my joints like a raging storm. I take prednisone and it stops. Any bit of advice would help. Any!! They tried methotrexate and my right side of my face went numb!! The strange thing is, I feel my normal self on 10 mg??