I was wondering if anyone had been given steroids for other medical conditions and found it helped with fibro pain? I was diagnosed with a bowel prob and h piylor. I was admitted to hospital on leaving my consultant prescribed me prednisolone I took 6 tablets for 6 days then 5 for 5 days and so on until I finished the 8 week course... the side affects were I put weight on,could not sleep,they did not help the bowel prob still running to the loo...the only good thing was my fibro pain was manageable I could walk without to much pain also I could climb my stairs without going up on my hands...I have now been off them since the end of DEC and I am now back in pain...my doc put me on dyhidrcodine for the pain,,until recently I had been on them for 7years...my consultant advised me to come off them as they can be addictive... so I did,,but was on the steroids so my pain was not that bad...as I said I am back walking like I am an 80 year old woman..and after my colonoscopy on the 20th of Jan 2016 my consultant as put me back on steroids!!!! I'm still trying to loose the weight from the last lot I was on..I have an appointment in Feb with a rheumatologist I will be asking him if their is other medication out their I can take instead of steroids!!!!