I am so relieved that my pain is under control. I had blood tests, and the inflammation level results , (not savvy with medical terms), any way the rating was 120. My doc said most folks are really going out of their minds if above 40. Guess I can tolerate it , for a while. Biggest challenge it that food tastes really great now. Gotta resist loading up my plate. My doc asked if I was experiencing emotional feelings . I have to admit that I need to be holding back and not over reacting to situations that I normally am pretty stable about. My wife noticed my being more reactionary than before the prednisone. Been on it (15 mg) for a month.