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   Posted 2/22/2009 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
i was on pred for three months and i have now been off it for three weeks.
And now i have "fur" tongue
On my back, chin, upper lip and forehead.

My question is how long does it take for this to go away ?

I search some old post but none mention how long i should wait for my new winter coat to go away smilewinkgrin
24 year old female
Diagonsed with Crohns disease in December 2008..
Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort

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   Posted 2/22/2009 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   
It took mine about a month. I hate prednisone hair...and chipmunk face, pregnant belly, and crazed animal mood swing.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 5 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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   Posted 2/22/2009 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
nono DON'T keep taking the medication Mizz Hyde ! shocked smilewinkgrin
That phrase "crazed animal mood swing" brought back memories - I hope it was the pred... yeah

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   Posted 2/22/2009 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I had hair in the worst places while I was on Pred.  I actually had it on my cheeks...I took care of that REAL quick by shaving it off lol.  I had hair on my back and my upper arms, and on the back of my neck going up to my ears.  The hair on my back and arms were more like a dark fuzzy hair, but the hair on my face was like long black hairs.  It all went away about a month after I stopped taking it.

Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 22 years old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed.
Current Meds: Humira (bi-weekly)

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   Posted 2/23/2009 4:23 AM (GMT -7)   


I too have been on Pred and got hairy cheeks and hairy arms. I immac'd my face. My arms went back to normal in about 2-3 months.

I have also been on Budonside (another steriod) and I got hairy again though not quite so bad, I didnt immac that time and the hair on my face took about 3 months to go. It might be less with you though.

Good luck

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   Posted 2/23/2009 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the reply :)

the hair does not bother me that much, i can live with it if i know it is going to go one day :)
24 year old female
Diagonsed with Crohns disease in December 2008..
Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort

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