My rheumatologist was concered about my liver functioning and diagnosed hepatitis c after a blood test. I began treatment
for hcv (January, 2008), my flares subsided, however during the latter part of the 6 months of hcv treatment, the flares increased and I was in considerable pain. I was prescribed prednisone in dosages ending at 20 mg. for 3 months. The prednisone provided minimal relief, and I was weaned off the prednisone, and put on sulfazine.