gaining neck fat, taking Humira for ulcerative colitis (also have Hashimotos)

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   Posted 9/16/2017 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a weird question.

I am finally almost off steroids after starting Humira for my ulcerative colitis. I also have Hashimotos so realize I never checked how Humira might affect Hashimotos.

As a result of getting off steroids I have lost 20 lbs that I gained from it. Great right? However my chin seems even fatter, double chin. I am 5'3", and weigh 125...about my normal weight. So I am happy there. And my UC symptoms are largely going away! But I have this horrid chin....from my chin tip it just inclines straight down. I've struggled with this but it was much more minor...suddenly its bigger.

I should point out I keep relapsing smoking cigarettes...currently hand rolling them (cheaper)....wondering if the needing to suck (a tiny harder to get a hit hand rolling them) might be causing my chin problem.... Thanks in advance!
4800 mg of Delzicol (only when in flare-up - take half that when ok)
Imuron 100 mg
Mesalamine enema
20 mg steroid
Quit smoking April 1- just relapsed again
Attempting GAPS diet/worked in the past
Healthy Trinity Probiotics 6-10 a day, Vit D, L glutamine, ginger juice, turmeric supreme, herbs, mega drugs to sleep at night
Humira...just started today

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   Posted 10/20/2017 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry for the delay in response.

If you have not done so, I suggest going to your family doctor, getting a blood test the check your thyroid and have a physical done, have the doc feel your neck.

No more guessing. take care of yourself.

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