Thought I'd post here as I have been on prednisolone for over 30 years and know how weight piles on until you get on a maintenance dose.
Just a bit of info here which seems to back up what has already been said:-
Are there any side effects associated with inhaled steroids?
The possibility of side effects is very low. Because the inhaled medicine goes straight down to the airways where it is needed, very little is absorbed into the rest of the body.
Research has shown that the growth of children on low doses of inhaled steroids (less than 400 micrograms a day) is not affected. There is some evidence that the growth of children on high doses of inhaled steroids, or short courses of steroid tablets may be affected in the short term. However, these children often have their growth spurt later and do eventually reach the height they would otherwise have achieved.
There is a small risk of a sore tongue, sore throat, hoarseness of the voice and a mouth infection called thrush. Using a spacer will help reduce the possibility of thrush.
As in all steroid type treatment, inhaled steroids given in prolonged high dosages can possibly cause adverse side effects similar to those with tablet use. Normally for "controlled" asthma treatment though this thankfully is not the case.
It is important to discuss concerns with your doctor, and to stay on the lowest dose of medicine that will still control your symptoms.
Hope you are doing ok today.