Asked my "new" neurologist about having steroid infusions as feet are what I call , "spongy" feeling and calves tighten up more then normal and was hoping steroids might calm them all down a bit. Some upper body and arm tingling at night that I hadn't noticed before also. In the past, my former neurologist gave me steroid infusions for either 3 or 5 days at the hospital infusion center, so I was surprised that this doctor prescribed prednisone pills to take. I am having a problem starting them because I would take 3 pills once a day for a week, 2 pills once a day for a week, and then 1 pill a day for a week, the 1/2 a pill once a day for 3 days. I realize that this is the way the pills need to be taken to start and stop, but being that this is such a busy and social time of the year, I am afraid of any possible, even minor side effects interfering with what I hope to get done and my time with my family. So, my I guess I am just looking for others that may have been in this same situation and how you did with the pills instead of the infusions. My only problems with infusion were flushing, some feelings of excess energy, but not much else which I handled and quickly went away a few days after the infusions were stopped. Thanks for any help and have a great day. After almost 70 degree weather here in Illinois 40 miles south of Chicago, we have shot down to 36 degrees with snow flurries! UGH!