Hi, I'm new here. IN 1985 I was diagnosed with Lung Sarcoidosis. It fully covered both lung, and I couln'd walk and talk at the same time. Dr gave me 80 mg or predisone for 4 months. When I tapered off I discovered I had Cryptoccocyl menningitis (rare kind). I was in the hospital for 4 months threated with amphoterisin B. It was horrible and I hardly remember those months, other than the inside of a toilet bowl. (sorrry) Anyway now I have it in my liver and I am scared to death to take prednisone. I don't know what do do I cry all the time. I can't believe I have it again ( I did have it in my eyes too) This isn't life. Worrying about ballooning up like a blimp, feeling miserable. It's not fair to my husband and kids (who are very supportive). Sorry to complain, I know some of you have had it wose than I have. I have a question, What is the smallest amount of prednisone you can take and not gain that awful weight. Everything I read says sometimes you don't have to treat it. All my Docs say I do My liver is swollen down past my belly button and I have pain whenever I bend over or lean on the right side. Now every pain I get I have some serious right hip pain . I 'm afraid. Help!!! I want to run from this thing I can't even see. Thanks!!!!!!!!!