I had a severe flare up ten days ago, which has now gone down to mild swelling in multiple joints, but can't take steroids because it makes me go a bit crazy. It's been going for about ten days and not really getting better. If I stop working (using my hands a lot to type, which is sore) will that actually help the flare stop, or will it make no difference? And are there other things that would help, short of taking steroids? (such as massage, heat and cold, alternative therapies etc). I'm off all medication at the moment because I'm waiting approval of Biologics, which should come through in about four weeks.