This is my 2nd dose pack of methylprednisolone, it usually starts with 7 tablets first day and goes down to 1 tab the last day of a 7 day pack... It's like 1 tab of Methylprednisolone is equal to 5 mg of prednisone if I remember. I've taken dose packs in the past with asthma and never noticed any swelling but for the last month I've had severe left leg sciatica from the inflammation caused by my severe spinal stenosis. I asked my doc about the swelling she didn't have a clue and I thought it may have been the gabapentin but now I know it's the prednisone.... Anyone else had this problem?