My pulmonist started me on high doses of prednisone in 1999 , he would start to decrease , and he would tell me I am not responding to the decrease so he increased the dosage. He kept doing this repeatedly every three or four months for almost two years . I didn't know if I was going crazy or what , mood swings , depression, insomnia, headaches,weight gain, and others. I was taking five additional meds just to counteract the side effects . I seem worse off now than I was with the symptoms . Is it all worth it ?