Prednisone 30mg for 3days , need to taper?/ will i get a puffyface?

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Date Joined Dec 2012
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   Posted 12/26/2012 1:47 AM (GMT -6)   
So recently i found out i had acute bronchitis after coughing for a month , so my doctor gave me prednisone 30mg for 3days , im wondering if i will get a slightly puffy face or would i see no visible side effect? and will i need to taper although its only for 3 days? im really concerned about it because i have a phobia for prednisone after taking it for 9 months .. the weight gain and moonface was terrible and it took me one year to go back to what i looked before

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   Posted 12/26/2012 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
In 3 days you will not get a moon face and you don't have to taper. Please take exactly as the doctor prescribed.

Hope you feel better soonest!
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