There are folks from around the world on here...Just people helping people so it doesn't matter where you're from! I'm sure everyone would agree!
I was diagnosed with AIH in Jan 2007. I am currently in remission and only on 100mg of Azathioprine and 250mg BID Urso. I finished my pred wean in Dec 2008. What are your current doses? If you look back through the posts, I have posted my story before...not too eventful. Had a severe onset but they diagnosed me 2 weeks after the jaundice set in. I've been lucky that I have responded well to all my treatments. I did have all the traditional pred side effects; insomnia, weight gain, irritability, moon face, facial hair (I'm female so that didn't make me any happier than my crazy mood swings), hump on my back, acne, water retention, etc... All of it went away when I reached the 10mg dose (except the weight gain but at least I didn't gain more!). I have also been lucky that my wean went well and my adrenals kicked in without a problem. I have occasional joint pain but nothing I didn't have before AIH diagnosis.
I'm glad you're feeling well. Sounds like you're responding quite well, too!
Diagnosed with AIH January 2007,
CMV (cytomegalovirus) June 2008
Raynaud's February 2010
meds: Azathioprine 100mg, Ursodiol 250mg BID