@Minnie: I haven't gained weight on Prednisone. That's the thing. So I don't know why I have the stretch marks other than maybe water retention? Rapid weight loss? I have some water retention and the apetite stimulants have helped some but my GI is still trying to get me to maybe gain a few pounds or stay where I am since I've lost 85 pounds since February. I've been maintaining my weight though all this week though! I'm sure the prednisone appetite will creep up sometime though.
@Clonehead: The Rhuematologist & GI have told me I probably wont see any improvement till a few more months, if it works. Since the taper I've been getting worse...bloody stools, frequent bathroom trips, and more crampyness and stabbing pain after eating
I'm dreading tapering again some tomorrow...I have faith though I'll be good by Janruary! Next infusion is a few days after Christmas so I'm hoping to feel a difference soon. Thanks for asking! (I have the acne pn my back and chest too! It hurts like a booger!)
- Thank you guys!
Current medicine: -Apriso, Remicade(Hoping this will be a miracle drug!), Hydrocortisone suppository, Prednisone (Tapering due to being steroid refractory), Zantac, Prilosec, Probiotics, Folic acid, B-12, Zinc supplements, pain meds & SO much more!
Dx: Crohn's and the arthritis that comes with it
In current flare since February 2011