Mood face Go away .. when will it ?

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paintedsongs
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   Posted 4/24/2008 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone ! I was just given the go ahead today to drop my Pred to 15 for 4 wks, then 10 for 4 wks, then 5 for 4 wks.. I am excited yet I still have 3 months of it ahead of me.. I just went on vaca last week and got some pics back and how depressing to see that big moon face :( When does it go away ? Do you have to be totally off the pred ? what are your experiences?
28 Year old Female. Dx with Crohns 2005. Currently take Imuran 50 mg. Had 3 remicade infusions which put me in remission.
Dx with Pyoderma Gangrenos (PG) Nov '07, currently on Prednisone 20mg for PG, slowly tapering from 60mg ... ! Had second Remicade infusion to help treat the PG, 1 more to go.  


yogaprof
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   Posted 4/24/2008 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I liked your subject "mood face." I think my hubby sometimes wishes my mood face would go away :)

ok, sorry. I am sure you will have helpful answers soon. I only had a tiny bit fuller face, and being 48, it looked good on me.
take care, yp
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.


paintedsongs
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   Posted 4/24/2008 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Whoops I meant "Moon" face of course ! If my husband seen that he would say I do have a mood face also though ! But don't we all..

28 Year old Female. Dx with Crohns 2005. Currently take Imuran 50 mg. Had 3 remicade infusions which put me in remission.
Dx with Pyoderma Gangrenos (PG) Nov '07, currently on Prednisone 20mg for PG, slowly tapering from 60mg ... ! Had second Remicade infusion to help treat the PG, 1 more to go.  


dustspeck
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   Posted 4/25/2008 5:17 AM (GMT -7)   
it was a couple of months for me.  i was on pred from sept-dec starting at 40mg and i would say by march i looked like i was back to normal.  i kept a fairly low sodium diet and also drank a lot of water.  i drank a lot of water before but man, the pred made me so thirsty i was drinking a gallon a day.  take care!
.: stephanie :.
32 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
meddies: 6mp, percocet, trazodone, ativan, iron, calcium, folic acid & some other vits


Nanners
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   Posted 4/25/2008 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   
My moon face went away about a month after I stopped the Pred.
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.


Ides
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   Posted 4/25/2008 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
It took about 4 weeks for mine to go away after I stopped. I had been on prednisone AND Entocort at the same time for about 4 months. During that time I lost 5 pounds of body weight. My face looked like it gained about 15 pounds - LOL! My temples were even fat because the ear pieces of my glasses were uncomfortably tight.
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sjkly
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   Posted 4/25/2008 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Mine went away as soon as I hit 5mgs-however I was on plaq too which casued me to lose 30lbs while on the pred (30mgs). So I don't know that the results were typical.
Sj

paintedsongs
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   Posted 4/26/2008 3:22 AM (GMT -7)   
So looks like I am in for another 3 months of tapering and then another month till the face goes down.. What a beautiful way to spend the summer. ha! Have to keep the humor i suppose !
28 Year old Female. Dx with Crohns 2005. Currently take Imuran 50 mg. Had 3 remicade infusions which put me in remission.
Dx with Pyoderma Gangrenos (PG) Nov '07, currently on Prednisone 20mg for PG, slowly tapering from 60mg ... ! Had second Remicade infusion to help treat the PG, 1 more to go.  

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