Diagnosed at age 59 some 5years+ ago having been an active sportsperson at a high level, for most of my life. Now on 10mg Prednisilone and 70mg Alendronic. Doctor in Ilminster brilliant, monthly tests and communications. Had hoped as I was a little 'young' to be diagnosed it would go quickly; no such luck. Curtails any physical activities and even have to use the lift at work, although have never taken a day off due to illness! Can't seem to make it past 10mg on the reduction plan. However, on P7 of the Spring magazine I note a good tip regarding the tapering of steroids. Shall discuss that with my doctor. The other useful item I read some time ago related to my weight, having put on over a stone due to the steroids and lack of exercise. It suggested the steroids work better the lighter we can become....I tackled that and have now lost that stone and the moon face. Certainly feel better for it, but cannot say definitely if the drugs work more effectively.
Good luck fellow sufferers, don't let it beat you.