Thank you Aurora and Adrea for your replies, and your words of encouragement- I called my Allergist yesterday, and he is starting me back on a short regimen of Prednisone - 60 mg. for 4 days then tapering down from there. Actually got some sleep last night. It is so hard to not only deal with the asthma, but to have to deal with the weight gain too. I have battled with my weight all my life, lost 35 lbs. and know probably have gained it back because of this drug. And the fat is sitting right in my mid section too.- Not to mention my "moonface". Do either of you get swollen feet? Mine look like an old lady's "kankles" - Hope fully as you mentioned, things might calm down for us when the weather cools down and we get into winter. Will be going for my next Xolair shots on Thursday too, and I am going to address my meds with the doc. since none really seem to be working except the Prednisone. You both take care, take it one day at a time, that's all we can do, right?