I have sarcoidosis (which fortunately for me has been in remission now for a number of years), but I had to take prednisone for a year. I absolutely hated it and eventually got to the point where I'd rather deal with the symptoms of my disease than take it anymore. It has some ugly side effects, water retention among them. So I guess I'm saying I hear you. The good news is that when you go off it, you should stop retaining water and lose that weight and puffiness. I also found it made me want to eat all the time. That went away when I went off it, too.
Be glad you only have to take it for a few more days and keep moving forward. And maybe next time someone wants to prescribe it for you see if there's an alternative.
Edited by: SHARA53 at: 10/31/2012 (16:53)