I was on 50 mg of prednisone for 6 months for a kidney disease called Minimal Change Disease. I started the taper in late July and slowly came down the dose over another 5 months to complete the regimen. I had Cushings while on prednisone, but it pretty much disappeared by the time I completely finish the steroid in late December. Unfortunately, the massive joint and muscle pains I've developed (it started around the time my dose was down to 25 mg) are not going away after 12 weeks of being completely off of the steroid. I was hoping that, by now, these symptoms would be less severe, but that is really not the case. Does anyone have a similar experience, and if so, do the symptoms eventually go away (say, after 6 months or even a year??) Thank you.