Susie, did you mean 60mg, then 50mg, 40mg, etc, using 10mg pills? The weight gain is a pretty standard side effect, and mood changes can also be attributed to prednisone. You might want to ask you doc about
trying some rectal meds to help you get off the pred quicker. Also, adding a probiotic would probably help you out some.
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06
Meds & supplements:
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort, Prednisone, flaxseed oil, L-glutamine.