Posted 1/2/2008 5:09 PM (GMT -6)
Yes, 40 mg is a fairly common dose. I was on that multiple times, for 3 months or longer. The things to watch for while taking it are increased appetite, moon face, bloating, etc. So, it is definitely a good idea to limit the salt intake. It also had a tendency to mess with my monthly cycle, so I had to go on the birth control pill. I gained 20lb's each time i was on pred, so i know how you feel. Basically, all you can do is eat healthy, exercise, and watch your food intake. Just remember that the side effects will go away after you get off the prednisone.