You've had a difficult time of late! I'm always amazed at how many tests my Rheumy wants to run - one time they took 8 vials of blood, plus the urinalysis. :roll: I'm sure everyone here has similar tales to tell.
Many here have been on prednisone, I'm probably one of the few who's managed to avoid it so far. Some of the others will chime in, or post questions / experiences on the "symptoms" board - you may hear from many more there.
I'm glad you've joined us,