macmommy, Atypical, in that I don't achieve total remission of symptoms, they just become less severe, and that it runs out in 3 weeks. Even my blood markers for inflammation are way high, but not quite as high as without. So now I get an injection 2x a month. It seems to be working...
Side effects? Mostly a feeling of a stuffy nose/throat requiring benedryl. And some hair loss, at least for me. You might get a funny taste in your mouth a few days...not as bad as some meds.
For me the side effects of prednisone were much worse. Had the anger things, the sugar sensitivities and the food just didn't taste wright. Oh, forgot the moon face, the buffalo hump, and the stretch marks on my stomach.
"The earth laughs in flowers"