Reply To: prednisone
Prednisone was a magic pill for me when I first started taking it. My foot drop and extreme weakness were gone within weeks. I went several years using only prednisone before I needed IVIG.
Prednisone does have the possibility of many side effects. However that does not mean you will get all or even any of them. I did get the extreme mood swings but they settled down after my body got used to the steroids. I would much rather be in tears than in a wheelchair.
If you are aware of the possible side effects and keep watch for them then prednisone could be a useful drug for you.
Good luck with your treatment,