Help! Has anyone experienced reddish stretchmark on their body. I hear long term use of prednisone can cause this. Well i have been on prednisone since 2006 with my dosages ranging from 10 mg a day to 5mg a day back and forth and someimes 7.5. I also take the depo provera shot and have been on that for the same amount of time (4years). I first notices the reddish stretch marks on my bottom but thought that this was normal for women and they gradually developed of months. now i have little red lines on my inner top thigh. I go to the rheumatologist tuesday and plan on seeing if i can get off the prednisone becauseof this and also i plan on switching to birth control pills instead of the shot in 3 months. Has this happened to anybody with Lupus who's on prednisone?
Currently my medicines are 5mg prednisone, 200 mg celebrex 1 a day, and 200mg plaquinel (hydroxychloroquine). I really want to take soemthing else. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. :) Also does anyone have any remedies for the stretch mark. currently im looking to use good moisturizers. Im using johnsons baby lotion with the baby oil gel that contains aloe vera and vitamin e but im going to try and find Keri lotion with vitamin e and aloe vera. I just cant find this product ne more. Sorry for the lengthy post.