Prednisone can actually cause a fibromyalgia flare.
If you have fibro, the pred will sometimes cause it to act up. Someone above said that it hurt to be touched, that sounds like fibro.
Some of the members on the Lupus forum have both fibro and lupus and they do suffer when they have to go on prednisone.
Also . . . when you are doing the pred taper, your joints can hurt as you get down into the single digits until your own body starts making cortisone again. That's one reason you need to do the end of the taper VERY slowly if you've been on pred for a while.
Just a thought.
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