Just been to see my doctor for my eczema which has been very bad for a while and he's prescribed me prednisolone- 30 mg a day for 7 days. Looking on the internet (which I know is never a good idea for these things!!) has got me worried. I really don't want to have any of the weight gain side effects, particularly as I've been living with this bad skin for about 6 months so it's not like I'm not dealing with it. A week probably wouldn't be too bad but would I have to taper off after this fairly high dose for a week?