Yes, Joint pain is definitely a side effect. I was on pred for only 3 weeks, and I thought I was going to die with the pain in my knees and hands. I thought that I was paralized in my right hand for awhile, for I could not move my fingers. It was scary.
All went away after I got off the pred
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Currently in Remission