I just started my taper for my second round of pred. The first time I was on 60mg, and the doctor had me drop to 40 and then drop by another 10mg every 10 days until I was off. I started with symptoms again about a week after completely going off. A month later a new doctor put me back on it at 40mg and now I'm dropping 10mg per week until I hit 20 and then 5mg per week until I'm off.
The first time around I went up about 5lbs, but that was from my lowest- just had d for a month and they put me on TPN in the hospital weight- so I probably would have gone up at least that much anyway. This time around I'm up about 10lbs. I'm also much more tired than I remember being last time.