after several days of taking otc meds but nothing worked. They thought I had Ra but the blood test came back normal. They put me on 5mg of prednisone twice a day and ifeel great but if I stop the prednisone it all comes back. The pain in my arms is so sever that I can't raise my arms until I have been up an moving for a hour and then with a lot of pain. I'm 73 but have been healthy up until a few months ago. My dr. said I have good fexibilty and nothing in the blood test shows any thing wrong. I don't know what to do and wonder if the prednisone will have to be taken for ever. Thanks for any help