Tapering off of prednisone right now, pred is one of those meds that helps you up one minute and backhands you the next. I can feel the pain coming back, sore tendons returning, BAH!! The first week or so starting at 20mg was wonderful I could rest, got things done. Now for the rage, tiredness & pain that comes from roid withdrawal. It was that bad, to be willing to take pred for any kind of relief. Now the price is being paid, we all need a cure, its insanity that we’re told to ‘deal with it’ or our pain is ignored. If it was a different disease the mere suggestion that we don’t need pain relief or treatment would be considered inhumane!! Thinking of all those with negligible pain treatment today.