How did finger swelling start for you? in Sclero Forums (MAIN) Posted July 18, 2020 Dear Joelf, Thanks so much for the response. Seems prednisone had good effect for you (although it turned out an expensive experience...!). Do you think it might damage the tissues of the fingers and toes to have them go numb every night due to the swelling? Should I insist to get a new assessment (now on low dose Hydroxychloroquine 200 mg per day)? As is right now I feel only way to avoid the swelling and numbness is to sleep in a chair! Or never sleep!! Thanks again!