I am right there with ya! Though, I had wanted to lose weight before going on the pred. I was on 60mg a day for 1 month and have been on approx 50mg a day for almost 3 months. I have moonface, moon-neck, moon-belly, zits, a fu man chu mustache (just waxed that), my eyebrow hair is growing longer and darker and now have hair above my eyebrows going up to my hairline I have put on 12 pounds and I am so depressed about
it. Plus I booked a vacation hoping I would be off the pred and it's 4 months away but I don't know if I will be off it or not now and I will look terrible on vacation and feel terrible and I am bloated, oh so bloated and generally uncomfortable in my own skin. And that is not even going into my muscle cramps and my general blah feeling about
everything and everyone. I will commiserate anytime about
the side effects of prednisone and the worst thing is I think I am steriod resistant so I think I went/am going thorugh all of this for NOTHING! I am on the pred for my kidneys not my UC and will know Jan 10th if I will be on the pred still or will begin to taper and the next step drug I will lose my hair.........I just can't win!!
Sorry you have to deal with all this too! It sucks!
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ working on remission almost there
UC Diagnosed March 2000 (30 cenitmeters)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60/40mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Potassium 600mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.