Like you, I get worse whenever they try and taper me off the Prednisone. And I really need to come off of it because of some of the other side effects I am experiencing. I will keep posting as I go through this new regime. And Joy, yes wow. Hence the reason for being hopeful and a little nervous...well, maybe a lot nervous. My plan this week is to think positive, healing thoughts, keep hydrated, get plenty of rest and visualize this drug doing well with my system. But that's not to say, it has me a little scared....especially when you read about it!!!!