Yesterday I strained my lower back, (around the belt area) so bad, that I couldn't hold myself up very long or walk but a few steps....and that took forever! I was in terrible pain and felt on fire in that area.. (And normally I walk in a fast pace but then get exhausted.) My wife drove me to a care center around the corner in our neighborhood and they wheeled-chair me in to see the doctor. To make this short, he gave me prednisone 12 day pack. You start out with 6 pills throughout the first 4 days and then it slowly tapers down. My question is; is that good for us fibro people to take? I'm aware of the possible overall side effects, but how do we fit in to this senario? Especially with some of the supps. & vitamins we take.. He also gave me, along with the steroids,(prednisone), flexeril, and lorcet. Any information will be highly appreciated... Thanks!