Hi everyone, Im new to this site, I never knew this site excisted until I was just browsing the web. I suffer from chronic asthma and COPD. I was just wondering if anyone has been on continous prednisolone for their asthma, I have been taking it for 33 years! and the Drs said enough is enough because of all the side effects. Yes prednisolone saved my life but there are so many side effects, they have been trying to get me off them from 40mg and now im down to 7.5mg, but I feel awful, really tight chested, getting out of breath just doing everyday activities, tired, tearful, and mood swings. Im also on a high dosage of Symbicort inhaler, spirivia inhaler & phyllicontin. Has anyone thats been on prednisolone actually come off it completely and has the side effects disappeard, i.e. bloating, especially the face and stomach. Many thanks to anyone who reads this!