I was diagnosed as having sinus by my doctor yesterday, symptoms being the usual runny nose, lots of mucus, inflamed throat with itchiness and sore, coughing due to itchy / dry throat for over a week now, trying to treat myself with Sinumax etc before I went to see the Dr. I was prescribed prednisone 5mg tablets, 13 morning & evening together with Zinnat and Rupanase? The pharmacist was highly skeptical when she dispensed the meds and consulted a colleague just to make sure, but apparently Dr's do tend to dispense prednisone in such doses at times? I have been told the cortisone is damaging to my body, my health?