Hi I just found this community. I am 24 and I have RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis). I have been on prednisone for about 9 months now. It seems to be the only thing that has helped me at all so far. While we search for a drug that works for me, pred is my only option. And I hate it. I have never weighed so much in my whole life, and Ive had 2 children o_0. I have brand new strech marks on my arms and stomach. It makes me fat, angry, hairy, sick to my stomache, pimply and giving me higher blood preasure than is normal for me.. And that is just what it I can see. I have no idea what other horrid things it is doing to my bones and such. Its driving me insane and I wish to god I could stop taking it. But without it, I can barely move. Thanks for listening to me rant :) Oh yeah, I usually take 15 to 20 mil a day. Ive tried to step it down more than that and 15 is the least I can take with any result.