I'm finishing up a round of prednisone (tapering) and I'm experiencing intense, uncontrollable muscle cramps. They hurt so bad that I am reduced to tears (definitely not like me) and I haven't had a good nights sleep in days. I know it is the prednisone as I've experienced this before while tapering off of it. It just seems so much worse this time and the pain is horrible. I have a follow-up with my ENT today (he is the one who put me on prednisone for a chronic sinus issue). I can't take another sleepless night and horrible muscle cramps and I'm concerned the ENT will tell me it will go away when I'm done with the taper. Is there anything I can insist on? What helps in this situation?