I haven't been on here for ages. My gastro has had me on 1000mg Cipro for about 2 years, with much sucess, only two flares that required short term steroids. Well, I started to flare badly about a week and a half ago, went to see him, he took me off the Cipro for now, and started me on 40 mg prednisone. This past weekend my face blew up like a balloon, which I am used to on prednisone, but it has never actually HURT before. It feels like either my glands or lymph nodes are swollen. Neck is really sore, feels bruised all around my throat, right down to my clavical. Very sore to touch, especially when I run a finger down the sides of my neck, starting just below my ear. Anyone else ever had this sort of thing from prednisone? I put a call into my gastro about half an hour ago, but he hasn't called me back yet.