I've been on Prednisone since April 2006; tapering now, and I found that once I got down to 10 mg or less I lost my appetite and the weight's been coming off. I did manage to keep the weight gain to 12-15 lbs, I have 6 more lbs to lose. From what I've read I expcet the "moonface" will hang on a bit longer, which is a bummer because that's what I see more of when I look in the mirror, my face.
Diagnosed UC April 27, 2006
Remicade: 1st infusion 7/21/07; 2nd infusion 8/18/07
Prednisone 4/27/06-present; failed at every taper attempt until Remicade infusion. Currently alternating 10 mg/5 mg on alt days; Colazal three 750 mg capsules 3X day; Protonix;
Xanax; Rowesa; Asacol; [2/22/07 started Imuran, off within two weeks due to bad reaction]