Ok so my rheumatologist put me on 5mg twice a day of prednisone until I go back next week to see her for my blood work results. I know that this drug has very bad long term affects, but has anyone been on it and it actually makes you feel normal again? I have finally had energy to do the things I do and the aches and pains are minimal. I know this is going to be very short lived as I am already starting to wean myself off of it starting tomorrow. Makes me sad in a way because it made me feel like my old self.