Phil---it's sure a love/hate relationship, isn't it? All this time I've been pushing to taper, pushing to get off....until I feel this bad, them I'm gulping the little buggers down, side effects be ******. I've got to be able to breathe long enough to get osteoporosis and diabetes and all the fun stuff that can happen . I'm fully aware it's probably mostly mental, but I do feel better this morning. We'll see how chores go.
My Dad had Multiple Sclerosis. One of the things they gave him for it was prednisone. It helped him through relapses but eventually at another relapse they would not give it to him because of kidney damage.
He was so desperate to feel better that Mom caught him eating hand cream medicine that had prednisone in it. You are not alone with a love hate relationship with it for sure!