I was just diagnosed with Crohn's last month. Initially I was put on Prednisone, 40 mg. It helped bring down the inflammation a bit, but I ended up back in the hospital, because I wasn't getting any better. When I started, I didn't seem to have any significant side effects.
I am currently tapering and am down to 20 mg now. However, now I feel like I am starting to feel some side effects, such as insomnia and extreme hunger. I'm not sure if the hunger is due to the prednisone or because I have ramped up my exercise routine. I've tried limiting my carbs to see if that helps, but I'm so hungry I feel like I could eat a horse.
Is it normal to have delayed side effects even while tapering?
Anyone who experiences extreme hunger with prednisone, do you have any suggestions on how to combat it? I've gained some weight since I've been out of the hospital, and I needed to, but I don't really want to gain any more. It's hard not to eat so much though when you feel like you're starving all the time.