So I am at a week in of 25 days of prednisone treatment, started at 40mg and starting to taper down 10 mg every 5 days. There has been a slow but steady improvement every day on muscle pain and stiffness and energy levels. I have not had the reported emotional side effects, I feel pretty good actually and while I can't sleep past 6 or 7 hrs total each night I feel fine on that amount. Only downside is I am fighting stomach bloat, I started taking potassium every day and drinking lots of fluids. But at this point its tolerable. I have not felt this pain free in years except on opiates which is a whole nother story. So those who are familiar with pred, what will my neurologist make of the results?? Does the response fit with an autoimmune issue or are there other possibilities? I know this is going only be temporary so if its autoimmune in nature I want him to be more aggressive in treatment.