before I had my transplant I was treated with higher doses of steroids IV. I did have weight gain water retention and moon face during that time. I think it's true what you say, the higher the dose the more you end up with the side effects. I think 5 mg is safe. I also received IVIG and plasma to treat high antibodies before transplant. My antibodies went up again, so this is going to be a lifetime dose. I am aslo receiving IVIG at home now. I get pre medicated with 40 mg Prednisone before but I only receive IVIG twice a month. I don't gain weight or anything. I also have hyperthyroidism, which means I have a fast metabolism. I doubt I will gain any weight with Prednisone but I do want to gain some weight because I am looking too thin now. I just don't want the "moon face".
Thank you so much for your response
and I am not diabetic, thank God. My glucose is always normal!! And thank you so much. I am so happy and grateful overall because I waited 11 years for this