Hope you are doing ok. I was glad to see your post, have been wondering how you have been doing....
I'm doing week 6 this Saturday (sounds a bit like those prilosec commercials on tv..,,"what day are you on)..
I started small, and my doc had me split the dose, half with breakfast, the other half with dinner. Just got up to a total of 6. My first week was a little rough with stomach, nausea, etc,for a couple of days. But each dose has gotten easier and easier to deal with, and last week, didn't notice any effects at all. The doc did tell me it would take 6-8 weeks to see benefits, but have already been able to stop Celebrex, and just take ibuprophen or tylenol if I need it. Never did get started on prednisone.
Let us know how you do!