The side effects from the steroids are out of control. I have trouble going up stairs, my leg muscles have really atrophied. I can't get out of the tub any more. I get claw like hand and foot spasms. Tremors in my hands. Bp 122/94. Anyway, I read about the potential life threatening infections and I worry. My doc said it has been very well tolerated by his patients and he has had patients respond after just one dose. I really need to hear from you. How are you tolerating it? It's such a big decision.