Hi jauhar and welcome to HW and the RA forum
You are not interrupting, its nice to have new members and I look forward to any advice and input you have to offer, as you have many years of RA experience there!
WOW 10 years on pred! I was stuck on it for 7 years and have now been off it for nearly six months thanks to Humira.
I had a bowel resection and skin cancer removal while I was on the pred and my healing was slowed up due it - my bowel healed quicker than the skin cancer scar which were both around 6+ months
The bruising (and I had skin tears as well) stopped about a month after I finished taking it. To this day. 6 months later, I still keep finding little things that are not the same as when I was on pred - my eyes are less dry, my hair is less bald (but I take MTX so I will never have thick hair again) my 'camel hump' is getting smaller and I am less 'fluidy' in the thighs and belly.
I must admit though, that on my bad days I wish I was back on pred for how good it made me feel - all that energy with minimal pain
As for your bowel movements on painkillers - I have Crohns disease and am unable to take anything stronger than a Tylenol due to the havoc they play with my bowel - but thats just me - you might be different.
Good luck with the pred withdrawal - you sound like you have a good taper going on there.
Keep us posted on your progress.
Crohn's Disease, Ankylosing Spondylitis
Current meds: Methotrexate, Humira
Bowel Resection Sept. 07
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