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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/15/2007 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Maybe I am paranoid but I started prednisone last week prior to starting HUMIRA in september, but my face seems a little swollen this morning. If it is the prednisone how long after I go off it will it go away? Right now Im on 40mg a day for a week, which will be friday, then 20mg for a week, then 10mg, for a week finidhing it off with 5mg for a month.

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   Posted 8/15/2007 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
my face was definately swollen soon after starting prednisone. i have been off of it for about 6 weeks and it has gone down some, but i still don't feel like i look like i used to. but i still haven't lost all the weight i put on (10#) with it. my doctor says it may take a few months for it to all go away. i feel your pain!
diagnosed with Crohn's 2/2007
Pentasa, Remicade, Imuran, Protonix

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   Posted 8/15/2007 8:38 AM (GMT -6)   
How long were you on it, and what type of dosage wre you taking, if you don't mind me asking.

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   Posted 8/15/2007 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
My face didn't start puffing up that fast. I think you are just anticipating the side effects to come. I started noticing the fuller face about a month after I started the Pred. It took about a month or so for it to go back to normal.
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.

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   Posted 8/15/2007 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had prednisone a month by this time. I still have a month left to go. I haven't got puffy face yet. Have got a lot of energy. Hard to stop doing something. I often is it possible to clean the house? ;-)

No other side effects so far.
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