20mg for 2 weeks is a pretty low dose so the side effects should be minimal and short lived. Keep in mind that any side effects will go away when the taper is over, and really you need to get the disease under control. It really is hard to see the effects of the prednisone. I am also a very vain person, but I had to come to the conclusion that my overall well being was more important than my looks. I still did whatever I could to minimize the side effects but the attitiude change helped.
CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....