I was swelling a lot in my legs, feet, hands, and face and then I substantially decreased my sodium intake, which helped tremendously. I wasn't eating anything over 500 mg of sodium and usually my sodium intake was far below that e.g. 250 mg. Although, my doctor told me that I'm going to have to increase my sodium intake once I taper to 10 mg, but I'm not sure if that's because I've been so rigid about eating low sodium. Did they check your sodium levels? It may be good to decrease your sodium until the swelling subsides. Prednisone affects calcium and potassium levels, so I've been taking supplements of both while on the medication. I've been tolerating bananas well, so I eat at least one banana a day. My doctor also told me that once I switch to 10 mg, I will have to start taking tylenol due to joint and muscle pain.
Female, 30. Diagnosed August 2007 with Crohn's Colitis, but diagnosis is not complete, yet. Asacol 400 mg 12 x day. Canasa, Cortifoam, Prednisone 15 mg (tapering). Orthotricyclin Lo, Calcium, Trinity (probiotics), and multivitamin.