Joint and muscle pain is mainly the Pred, I think. They will still have to taper, and send her home on 10mgs. Wishing I could throw it in the toilet, lol.
I was on between 60mgs and 30mgs for 4 months before my first surgery. While I was in the hospital they tapered me down to 10mgs for my release. It wasn't much of an issue for me until I finally tapered to 0 mgs over 2 months then I experienced withdrawal. My GI put me on Sulfasalazine and that really helped with the joint pain and arthritis but it takes time.