Well I had been on these for over two years stopped them earlier in the year only to stop and start them twice since due to my lung condition. They really did help with the inflammation and pain. But I had to go to see a consultant because my cholesterol was high. It turns out I am diabetic possibly due to the steroids . I was so upset on hearing this the thing is I have to take them because of my bronchectasis and because i take leflunomide and it lowers my resistance to bugs I keep getting chest infections it's a total circle and I don't know what to do . The choice is stop the leflunomide and have pain everyday,or lock myself away and try not to get chest infections !