... not yet been determined. I am having the most severe joint and bone pain I can ever remember. I have been taking 800 mg of motrin twice a day with little effect. It is hard just to walk around. I am trying to see if anyone has any suggestions for relieving this type of pain or know how long it will last. I have had many courses of steroids over my lifetime but nothing that has led to this kind of pain. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I do not normally have joint pain, this is a new side effect for me from a prednisone taper. Other than minor high blood pressure and diabetes I have no meaningful health issues. I just want to find a way to manage this incredible discomfort!