I recently have been on 5mg of Pred for a week coming off a taper of 40mg. Yesterday was the fist day of no steroids. I would say that for a week (about as long as I took 5mg) I started experiencing pain on my left side. It is not in the abdomen. It is as if somebody is pinching me on the side. It is the length of my side and is now radiating to the back part. Has anybody experienced this symptom? I have no diarrhea. I called my doctor but haven't gotten a call back.