Gosh, that's the exact opposite of what happened to me when I had prednisone years ago. Normally my arms and legs are perpetually achy (mainly muscles but also joints and tendons), presumably from a little fibromyalgia. (I am not diagnosed with MS, or anything for that matter.)
But when I had a two-week course of prednisone for sudden hearing loss, the achiness improved greatly or even went away for a long time--weeks or months, if I remember correctly.
It might be a virus, but since it's happened twice after prednisone, who knows. You should let your doctor know about it. Hope you get some good rest. Rest REALLY helps achiness.
I keep hearing about steroid energy but I guess I'm not lucky enough to get it! I just get a messed up sleep schedule that makes me feel worse then I probably would.
The verdict is in on the pain, though. Today I was able to "sleep like a baby"...by that I would sleep a few hours, be awake a few hours, sleep a few hours LOL. I feel like I'm catching up on much needed sleep. But, the sore throat from this morning moved throughout the day to a head cold feeling. Nothing too bad yet, but I have a fever of just under 100 right now.
I'm going to assume the pain is virus and not prednisone related. Tomorrow I'll be spending most the day in bed again.
Thanks for your reply! I hope you have a great Sunday tomorrow :-)
Take it easy and get well soon! :)
The prednisone may have made those joints feel better ruing, and now w/the taper you are really feeling it.
Prednisone did give me terrible heartburn. Hope you are able to rest, it very well could be viral.