What side effects can I get when taking Prednisone?Side effects of Prednisone can not be foreseen and may vary in intensity. In fact, all the side effects are quite individual and depend on a number of factors. However, some of most commonly ones can still be listed. When taking Prednisone you should be ready to experience mood changes, thinning skin, bruising, headache, bloating, spinning sensation, stomach pain, acne, dry skin, dizziness, increased sweating, insomnia, slow wound healing, and nausea. Those are considered to be mild side effects that are likely to go away on their own without any need to report them to your health care provider. However, in some rare cases they can change in intensity and become bothersome. In that case you will need to inform you health care provider of this fact and see if anything can be done about the side effects mentioned. If you have ever been allergic to prednisone and experience any symptoms while taking it, let your doctor know about it as soon as possible. The following are most probable symptoms of an allergic reaction: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of the throat or tongue, and swelling of your face.You can also report any cases of an allergic reaction to your local emergency center – just make sure you tell the doctor that will be treating you that the allergic reaction was caused by using Prednisone. Serious side effects of prednisone are not very likely but still possible and may include some or any of the following: severe headache, seizure, rapid weight gain, vision problems, chest pain, bloody or tarry stools, blurred vision, short of breath, nausea and vomiting, confusion, increased urination, uneven heartbeats, extreme thirst, severe depression, and coughing up blood. Make sure you are very careful when combining prednisone with other medications, as the side effects mentioned may be worsened because of that. In general, however, you are not likely to get any side effects at all. Side effects mentioned – both mild and serious ones - may occur in people whose dose is not right or who did not mention some important things to their health care provider – such as the medical conditions they have or the drugs they are taking. It’s therefore very important that you do everything possible to inform your health care provider of any risk factors you have before starting the treatment – that way you will be able to avoid some side effects and make sure your treatment is going just as planned.