Most recently I had an allergic reaction to an insect bite or something in my eye and ended up in the ER. They prescribed prednisone or predsilone which is the same thing for 5 days. It was funny when the Dr. asked if I had ever used steroids and I responded yes off and on for 20 years in pill and injection form. He was surprised and then noticed my hands and said okay now I understand why. It seems ironic that steroids are used for the treatment of so many illnesses/injuries but yet unfortunately in the current form they have so many side effects in high doses over long periods of time.