The side effects of Prednisone:
Side effects of prednisone and other corticosteroids range from mild annoyances to serious, irreversible damage, and they occur more frequently with higher doses and more prolonged treatment. Side effects include retention of sodium (salt) and fluid, weight gain, high blood pressure, loss of potassium, headache and muscle weakness. Prednisone also causes puffiness of the face (moon face), growth of facial hair, thinning and easy bruising of the skin, impaired wound healing(this won’t help with the poison ivy), glaucoma, cataracts, ulcers in the stomach and duodenum, worsening of diabetes, irregular menses, rounding of the upper back (“buffalo hump”), obesity, retardation of growth in children, convulsions, and psychiatric disturbances. The psychiatric disturbances include depression, euphoria, insomnia, mood swings, personality changes, and even psychotic behavior.
So…if in a few days I need to walk with a cane, can’t talk because my face is swollen to twice the size, have a beard, am covered in oozing wounds, look like the humpback of Notre dame, fall on the ground convulsing and start thinking that the television is talking to me…make sure you get a video of it, it would make a great youtube.