That's what I was wondering, too...if the amount of mg's of Pred made a difference in whether or not you got hungry or not or gained weight or not. I'm guessing it does make a difference.
I've been on 20mg before and tapered over 5 weeks...but 20mg doesn't seem to be a lot after seeing how much some on here have had to take. I never really got more hungry...although I felt much better so I did eat more than the mashed potatoes and Ensure I'd been on (bring on the Nachos!).
But more than anything, the 20mg made me not only feel better for at least a few weeks but I managed to get enough spastic energy from it to paint one of the rooms in my house! Now that I'm off it, though, I don't have any more energy to finish the rest of the house so I'm hiring somebody. :)
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 33.
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Nexium (generic), Ferrous Sulfate, One-A-Day multivitamin, Culturelle Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Calcium-Magnesium-Zinc, Cranberry pills
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, swelling ankles, extreme fatigue
Previous/occasional Rx's: 20mg Prednisone taper, Flagyl, Levaquin
No surgeries to date