I'm on my 4th day of prednisone because of a flu-related asthma flareup, complete with constant coughing from hell. So I figured screw it, I'm having a piece of chocolate cake, what are my allergies going to do about it with prednisone crushing my entire immune response? Yay, chocolate cake. Charlie, (who is not sick) apparently noticed, however, because at bedtime he put on his best wheedling voice and said "I need cake!" and when I said no he didn't he said "I got cough! I need cake!"