Good evening, I had a terrible cold from the 7th of January and it came with fevers, no sneezing and a horrible cough. The fever since left but that cough is not only present, but draining. I am asthmatic (and normally have attacks with triggers: food allergies - - tree nuts, any and all seafood, dust and fiberglass. Today (1-24-14), after coughing for 15 minutes straight, I went to my doctor; who, stated that I was on my way to bronchitis due to the prolonged after effects of the cold virus. She prescribed 50mg of Prednisone for 4 days... I asked about the side effects and she said mood swings and be watchful for my breathing. I am 49 and a woman. I live in NYC and she stated that a humidifier is necessary for apartment radiator heat. The pharmacist suggested I take with a meal and preferably 9pm. Sorry for the lengthy details, but I read on so many effect a bit apprehensive... Any suggestions? Thank you.