To Rosalie and others I have had sarcoidosis for approximately 20 years. I'm now 42. I've been on and off of prednisone since that time. I exercise and carry on a daily life. However, I do have pains and aches and slight discomfort. To Rosalie, Don't fear. You'll be fine. I do suggest that along with any medication you have been taking, you incoporate a calcium supplement. I'm interested in getting in a club to find out what others are doing. It's far time for me to become more active in finding some relief and/or cure for my disease.