Wow..it sounds like your having a rough time without the pred and it has caused you alot of problems....((Hugs)).
I have taken Actonnel in the past for Osteo, but now take fosomax.
I hope your doctor can do something soon to help you with this problem. I'm sorry your having so many problems. I have seen other names for steriod meds like methopredinsolone or something like that and another one I can't remember right now. I'm sure the others will be along soon to help you out more. Hang in there and keep us updated. You are in my prayers.