Yes, it did play at least a part in waking up the Lyme because steroids lower the immune function. BUT - do NOT kick yourself!! Your doctor should have done more to make sure you didn't have an active infection before giving you steroids!! There is an amazing amount of Lyme patients that are prescribed steroids for their inflammation - and yet every medication insert on Prednisone tells doctors to not prescribe it if an infection is suspected.
I too was given steroids while undiagnosed. I stopped them quickly because I could feel myself going downhill even further. You are here now, and although it does put a stumbling block in front of you (your immune function having been kept lowered), it's still something that you can overcome.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15 - unknowingly had Asymptomatic Babs and Asymptomatic Bart, being treated now though (2/2016)