Moon Face After Many Years

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 9/29/2008 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been off of prednisone for about four or five years now, but still struggle with having a moon face. Although my moon face is slight, I still feel strange whenever seeing myself in a mirror, as if the face returning my gaze doesn't belong to me. Some days it seems to shrink, other days it grows. I am aware of every gram of sodium that I eat and work hard not to go over the daily recommended dose. So, if this moon face is a result of water retention (contracted because of my past prednisone use), can any thing be done about it? I know that diuretics are used to treat water retention. Will cranberry juice and green tea eliminate it?

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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 9/30/2008 6:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I know it sounds silly, yet I have read that drinking more water can help with water retention. The more water you drink the more you urinate—the more water your body lets go of.

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Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2008

Current medications: Endcort 3mg 2X daily, Asacol 400mg 3 tablets 2X daily, Prilosec 20 mg 2X daily, Probiotics, Calcuim/Mag/Vit.D. garlic and Vit. C 500mg daily

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