Hi, hope you can help. I am on my fourth course of preds since february which the doctor gave me three weeks ago and said take 6 a day for a week and then reduce by 1 every three days until the course is finished - I have two days of 1 tablet to go. I am also taking seretide 500 twice daily and singulair at night. Over the past couple of weeks though I have put on so much weight and my knees and ankles are really swollen by the end of the day. Is this just a normal side effect or should I be worried? By the way, my asthma is the best it has been for months - touch wood!