I got every side effect pretty much, though I have been on it since Sept 07 for my UC and Kidneys. I have gained about
15 pounds all in my chest/neck area.
However, I was on 60mg for the first month, major mood swings and crying, hot flashes, then went down to 60/40 alt days the next month and 40mg the month after that, the third month was when the moonface, weight gain, water retention, etc. really kicked in.
Watch your salt intake while on it (i'm at 1500mg a day) and if you are not on it for long you may not get that many effects.
Beth, 32 ~ hoping to taper pred successfully, wish me luck!