I have had really, really bad experiences with Prednisone. Went on it with my first Crohn's flare, and went from a size 2 to a 20 in less than three months, hair on my head fell out, but got facial hair, stretch marks. Was on Ambien to sleep, Ativan to stop shaking like a chihuahua, protonix because I got stomach ulcers, you name it.
New arthritis dr. has just put me on 5 mg and wants me to step it up to 7.5, which I KNOW seems really low, but this is my first week on 5 and today I woke up feeling like I'm on speed. Oi. Here we go again.
So, has pred really helped your AS, and would it at such a low dose? Because I'm not going back on anything higher than 5.
For me, that is NOT an option!