I know taking steroids, particularly pred makes you more susceptible to bugs an dgerms, she says working with 30 gorgeous but snotty and mucky 7 year olds! However, I was just wondering if it makes it harder for your body to recover too. Can't say I have ever been a sickly person and all my medical prbs have been ficused around my chest and sinuses but the whole family got a wonderful case of food poisoning that kicked in on Easter Monday and I seem to be the only one that if still left with crippling stomach cramps, nausea, lethargy etc. Really don't want to go to the docs if they are just going to tell me that I will just take longer to get over it due to huge steroids doses at the moment. ~Currently on 35mg pred today but have been sliding down from 60mg. Thanks, joyous topic I know!