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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 148
   Posted 10/10/2007 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
This moon face stuff is super fun. I look like I've gained 50 pounds, all in my face. I'm eating like every meal is my last.. haha.. good god. Even my boyfriend, who is a very big guy has been humbled by my new super human ability of double fisting food in to my face and he needs to eat fast otherwise, I'm stealing it. I know most of you feel my pain! I just can not wait to be off these stinking steroids..

After I'm off them how long will it take for these insane hot flashes and this hunger to go away?
25 years old
Diagnosed 9/06 with Pancolitis. The diagnosis was changed 9/20/07 to Crohn's disease.
Located in my large intestines, stomach, and mouth.
Asacol 3 3x's a day reinstated 9/20/07
Colazal 3 3x's a day which was stopped 9/11/07
Can not tolerate Prednisone in the slightest amount
Imuran 100mg a day. Which I started 8/24. Stopped 9/11/07
Methylpred 40 mg a day.

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 390
   Posted 10/10/2007 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Is it from the Prednisone?  When I was on that last year the same thing happened - as I was weaned off it the night sweats and moon face and appetite subsided.  The best thing that I did for myself was get as much exercise as I could, even if it was walking around the house, lots of water and very VERY little sodium.  Good luck!  It will all subside eventually, I now it's hard now but will get better!!! :)

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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3932
   Posted 10/10/2007 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I got the appetite thing on Pred, but I gain wait only with great difficulty. Kept the same weight.. I hated the mood swings most of all.


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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 4305
   Posted 10/10/2007 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I hear you,my ex-husband used to call me monk when I was on steroids.

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