It is nice to have joined this online community, from the first days of inception. I am taking prednisone and I couldn’t be happier. My quality of life, with the exception of weight gain and bloat, and some sleeplessness, has improved greatly. My pain is less and I am able to participate in some of the life around me. I wish this could’ve happened three years ago, but I suppose things had ton run their course first. Again thanks for the kind welcome!