I had a moon face and put on weight when I was on 70-80mg sometimes more per day as a newbie to them. Sounds very dramatic, but it was back in the days when prednisolone was the only thing that worked for SLE in relation to bringing the inflammation down and helping me totally. I'm talking over 30 years ago.
As I dropped down the dosage over the months, the moon face disappeared as did the body weight gain. I have never since then had either of these things happen, and I have taken steroids every day since I was first put on them after diagnosis. I maintain a level and then when I am so unwell as to need to increase them I do so. I always have done since being diagnosed over 30 years ago as I said.
Post Edited (goldenwings) : 6/5/2007 5:18:00 PM (GMT-6)
Diagnosed 2009: Lupus (SLE);Rheumatoid Arthritis; Dermatomyositis; Optic Neuritis; Microscopicolitis; Chronic Gastritis; Cryptitis
Meds: Prednisone 20mg daily, starting Methotrexate injections 10ml once a week 12/11/2009, Prenisone eye drops daily.
Post Edited (happyman) : 1/14/2010 3:39:33 PM (GMT-7)