Prednisone 30mg for 3days , need to taper?/ will i get a puffyface?

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sebas
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   Posted 12/25/2012 11:56 PM (GMT -7)   
So recently i found out i had acute bronchitis after coughing badly for a month , so my doctor gave me prednisone 30mg for 3days , im wondering if i will get a slightly puffy face or would i see no visible side effect? and will i need to taper although its only for 3 days? im really concerned about it because i have a phobia for prednisone after taking it for 9 months .. the weight gain and moonface was terrible and it took me one year to go back to what i looked before confused confused

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   Posted 12/26/2012 12:02 AM (GMT -7)   
You really shouldn't see any side effects from a three day course, other than perhaps difficulty sleeping and mood changes during the days you took it. A taper isn't necessary after a three-day course of Pred.

Hope you feel better soon.
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sebas
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   Posted 12/26/2012 12:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Ohh , i see:) so regardless of how much dose of prednisone is prescribed(e.g. 60-80mg) , as long as the duration of it taken is short , there wouldn't be much of a side effect ?

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   Posted 12/26/2012 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Right. It takes a little time for the fluid that produces the moon face and some of the other symptoms to build up.
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Meds: Remicade, Colazal, Levothyroxine, Mobic, Metformin

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