I have been wearing a wig for a while now too. I'm on pred (almost done! I hope) and it's probably contributing to my hairloss, but I think it's also just a side effect of the Crohn's/malnutrition....no dermatologist seems to be able to help. It's so frustrating. I hope it will stop when I stop my pred, but who knows. Every person is different and it's impossible to tell when yours will start to grow back in. I would assume that if you're in remission it will be anytime though...be patient...I KNOW that's not easy. I've heard that your hair and nails are 3 months behind your body in terms of growth, if that makes sense.
Again, each person reacts slightly differently to pred and it is hard to say how long it will be for your moonface to go away. Once you get down to about 15, it should start going down noticeably, but may take months after you are off the pred to completely disappear. The good news is, the shorter the time you are on the pred, the less your cheeks will swell probably. Try to cut down on the sodium that you're eating and that will probably help a little.
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10!
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
Currently on: 20mg Prednisone, Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Vitamin D, Calcium, Vesicare (for urinary retention).