Why Does Prednisone Cause One To Gain Weight And Have Puffy Cheeks?

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6/23/08 - Will a two-week course of medrol cause weight gain?

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Will a two-week course of medrol cause weight gain?

 

I have been having increased headaches and my Dr. wants me to try a two-week course of Medrol to break the cycle. I have been using Frova almost daily. (He thinks due to seasonal allergies, and I'm always worse in summer.)

 

I'm afraid of the side effects that I have read about (weight gain, puffy face). Here's why I am afraid:

 

I have had severe migraines (uncontrolled episodes last 4 days) since my 20s (in 50s now)....

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