I doubt you will have too much problem with the Pred. I think most folks handle the Pred pretty well. You won't have withdrawals because you will slowly wean down. What you might have is some brief joint pain as you wean and maybe a day or two of D. Sometimes if as you wean you find your self flaring again, its best to go back up for a few days to your previous dose and try a slower taper. Good Luck!
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.