After gradually increasing the dose in the hope of avoiding the hideous migraine I had last time I tried it some years back...I ended up with an equally hideous migraine this time round too! My consultant asked me to try to ride it out, saying it was likely to pass within a week and I should then be okay with the drug, but after 11 days I couldn't see properly, couldn't speak properly, couldn't lie down or even close my eyes without the room spinning, could smell colours and hear tastes, etc etc. I phoned my nurse who contacted cons, who asked me to keep taking it!!! There was absolutely no way on this earth - by this time I was making friends with the u-bend too - yuk!!! Its 6days today since I stopped taking it and I'm still getting hot and cold sweats, its absolutely awful! Has anyone had similar problems, and what alternatives are there? My dr was adamant this is the 'wonder-drug' and I'm worried Im going to be stuck on high-dose prednisolone my whole life, meaning I will permanently look like a juicy ripe tomato!