I ended up going off of the corticosteroid. For two days I was ok. The swelling went down, my bloodsugars were good, all the side effects went away, and I was ok. In fact, I was great. I didn't wake up several times a night with night sweats so horrible I had to change both my shirt and my bedding. I just felt normal. Then yesterday morning I woke up feeling like crap again. All my symptoms were back, and unless I want to lose my job and my home and pretty much everything, I have to take the damn pills. So I did. And now the side effects are back and I feel horrible, but at least I can stand. So my choices are stay in bed all day and feel fine, or be able to stand up and feel horrible all the time. I swear if there is no alternative for this medication with no side effects or at least side effects that I can handle, I'm going to just off myself.