I am on 20mg of prednisone. I just had it upped 10mg from 10mg two days ago.
I know side offects can occur etc. But my version is so horrible I can't walk without the prednisone. I have tried many lower cost meds with no help and am on my way to more expensive ones.
If it doesn't work for you, then you shouldn't be on it. But if it does, don't worry about the side effects unless they cause horrible damage or problems you can't live with.
When I first got sick, i was worried about side effects. But it has been over 5yrs now and I really don't care. I just want to get around again. I have been bed ridden etc. and am tired of my bed room.
I know many aren't like me, but you have to think, do you want to be sick or have small side effects for the rest of your life.
It's not easy. Took me a while to finally not care, I just feel like "load me up".