I have felt strange the last few days and thought it was the lowering of the prednisone. Last night the pain , in unusual areas became intense and I thought I was having a heart attack. With the aid of the Internet, I am pretty sure I have Shingles. This occurred to me at 4:30 am so I have not contacted a doctor but you are my most reliable source as to what to do. The Mayo Clinic says it can be the result of prednisone. I seem to be text book in my symptoms. Anyone have experience with this ?