THERE IS A BOOK ON COPING WITH PREDNISONE
Coping With Prednisone: (*and Other Cortisone-Related Medicines) : It May Work Miracles, but How Do You Handle the Side Effects
by Eugenia Zukerman (Introduction), Julie R. Ingelfinger
It was written by a woman who takes prednisone for a lung disease and her sister, a nephrologist. The writing style leaves something to be desired, but it has some good suggestions. It may be available in your public library.
I've been on prednisone for the better part of six years now - I hate the side effects, but keep reminding myself what it was like for people with lupus before steroids were discovered.
One thing, if you're going to be on prednisone for a while, talk to your doctor about how to protect yourself from osteoporosis, especially if you have a family history of it.