Also do you find you catch things easier while on it?
Post Edited (Jen77) : 5/5/2008 2:31:27 PM (GMT-6)
I have been on 35 mg of pred for 12 weeks now, it was supposed to be 4 weeks. I have gained 60 lbs, have a moon face, and some mood swings BUT it saved my life. I couldn't even get out of bed to go to work or take cdare of my two kids. Thanks to a WONDERFUL husband, I have made it through. I am down to 230 mg and starting my taper. I have every side effect Pred can give you and although it is hard mentally, I think it is the only reason I survived the last three months. It is a good drug temporarily. I have now started remicade, yeah, and I should be totally off by mid summer. It did help make me feel better, bot good, but better. I am glad I went on it, but I can't wait until I'm off of it. I hope it is temporary and it will give you more energy (and MAJOR munchies) ;) I wish you all the luck and hopefully you will feel better soon. Remicade is my miracle drug and it's the best thing that happened to me and my family, Prednisone was a stepping stone to get there.
Hang in there Jen. My whole body is swollen and I just need to laugh about it. I think it is harder mentally to be on pred than physically because of all the swelling. I was thinking about you today. I know what your going through.
((((((((Jen)))))))) Here's a big hug for you.