Posted 4/10/2011 9:14 AM (GMT -7)
Raynebow, a short course of Prednisone shouldn't have any serious effects. In my case, my first symptom was always problems with sleeping, but that didn't start for a few days. With a four day course, you should be on and off before any side effects appear. You may experience increased appetite and a craving for salt. If weight is an issue for you, just watch your salt and calorie intake for those few days. Be sure to take the medication with food to prevent stomach irritation. A few bites of food is sufficient.
The pred should stop the spasms in your airway, which will likely get worse and worse without intervention. After you've finished the prednisone, do consider starting the Nasonex. You will have less absorbed medication, and it may help prevent your needing Prednisone again. It probably won't stop the wheezing once it's started, though.
Good luck, and feel better.