Try not to worry too much. It is really ok! The steriods are quite managable. It will be ok. The bad side effects that I had were: bad heart burn - be ready for that with zantac and take it right from the start, you will be pretty hyper and not sleep easily the first night, actually I felt really good on them. I had a bunch of extra energy and felt like I could do anything!!! When you stop the steriods you crash a bit and feel tired and grumpy. Some people say that they experience disturbing thoughts or depression but I did not. There are all sorts of meds that you can take to counter act the side effects. Sleeping aides and such. But it really is not that bad. Just try to relax, the worry is not good for you. Rest as much as you can.
I am thinking about you lots.
Take real good care.
diagnosed: MS July 2006
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.