I've got an appointment with an ear/nose/throat specialist for this coming Tuesday at 2 pm! That's incredibly quick. I'm happy about that.
I went back to see my GP this morning because I can't handle the side effects of the prednisone and she said to go on a half dosage during the week and full dose on the weekend. So, I've only had a half dose this morning, and already am hoarse again. The side effects are definitely less though. I think I'll leave it where it is (half dose) until I see the specialist.