I've been on Pred twice, and in my experience it kicks in pretty quickly. It got my joint inflammation under control within 48 hours, and my d within about 72. Next time (boy, I hope there won't be a next time, but I'm realistic enough to admit there probably will be) I plan to ask for Entocort.
The most obvious side effects I've had are increase in appetite, weight gain, and a case of thrush that nothing will kill. I finished my taper yesterday (woo hoo!) so I'm hoping that the thrush will start to go away soon.
Post Edited (Idolwild) : 10/19/2007 12:02:39 PM (GMT-6)