I was prescribed 60 mg per day of prednisone with a platelet level of 16. After 2 weeks my levels increased to 63 and my doctor decreased my dosage to 40 mg for another two weeks in hopes my levels will continue to rise. I have endured many horrible side effects not to mention a 10 pound weight gain in only 3 weeks. Once I am off the prednisone will these side effects go away including the weight gain?