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   Posted 12/28/2007 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been off of prednisone now for 2 months and I sitll have a swollen face aka moon face. Does anyone know how long it takes for the swelling to go down? And, does anyone know ways to speed up the process of getting rid of the swelling? It's kinda driving me nuts. Thanks so much.

Female, 30. Diagnosed August 2007 with Crohn's Colitis. Asacol 400 mg 12 x day. Canasa, Cortifoam, just finished Prednisone (tapered from 60 mg). Orthotricyclin Lo, Calcium, Trinity (probiotics), and multivitamin.

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   Posted 12/28/2007 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I recall how upset I was when I developed the moonface. I simply could not look at myself in the mirror. As to your question - my face went down gradually over about 6-8 weeks after getting off of the steroids. I'm surprised that you have not seen any signs that it is returning to pre-prednisone shape. I personally don't know of anything that will make it go away faster but perhaps someone else will come along with a suggestion.
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   Posted 12/28/2007 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine too was gone within about 6-8 weeks also. I can always remember how it looks as I had to take my passport photo while on Pred. Yuck! I think maybe drinking more water might help. Just a thought! Good luck!
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 12/28/2007 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
It took about three months for mine to go away.

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