kickbower - I have taken prednisone on and off for over 38 years. In the beginning, I had the usual weight gain, moon face, irritability that can accompany usage. No serious problems. I went for 18 years without using prednisone and then had to take it in 2004. I had major problems - the worse being a hypertensive crisis that required emergency medical intervention to reduce my blood pressure to avoid stroking out. I also have developed avascular necrosis [AVN] which some of my doctors attribute to prednisone. AVN is the death of bone. Tops of both femurs are 30% dead. My GI does attribute the AVN to my Crohn's as AVN can be a rare extraintestinal manifestation of the disease.
As CrohnDaddy wrote - there is no way to know how one's body will fare over the years from steroid usage.
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CD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, avascular necrosis, diffuse connective tissue disease, Sjogren's Syndrome ?