Insomnia, acne, and moon face should go away within a few weeks. A lot of the weight gain will also disappear, although if you have eaten a lot of carbs (prednisone causes carb cravings) you may have to be careful about
your diet and add some exercise to get down to your normal weight.
Is your Dr providing an alternative treatment? You should be on plaquenil (slows disease progression), and there is a choice between Imuran, Cellcept, or MTX to use instead of prednisone.
Let us know your symptoms and maybe we'll have some other suggestions, hope you feel better soon.
PS. Two months is NOT long-term treatment (long-term is 6+ months), although 60 mg is rather high and it's definitely enough that you need to come down slowly and carefully according to the Drs instructions. Decreasing too fast can cause serious problems, like your heart stopping!!!
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
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Post Edited (Lynnwood) : 5/17/2015 5:26:11 PM (GMT-6)