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kazygirl
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   Posted 12/28/2007 4:08 AM (GMT -7)   
i know this is a recurring topic, but im gonna ask again anyway....
 
how long does it take for my puffy face and tummy to go away after prednisone????
yesterday was my last day, so im off it now! woo hoo..
 
oh, and my puffy feet?  (only at night)
is that water retention or something else?
 
oh, and my shins hurt at night time too.
like someone hit them both with a hammer.
 
is that the pred as well?
steph - 31 - female - diagnosed UC in 2000
started as proctitis, went to pancolitis..then went back to left side only to splenic flexure.
last 3 weeks have been fabulous with no UC symptoms at all = remission (yey!) 
prednisone = finally finished!!!  woohoo!
1000mg mesalazine 2x day - 1/2 1/4 oxycodone every 6 12 18 hours (weaning)
calicim, inner health plus (probiotic), fentalyn patch for pain and to wean off oxycodone
VSL#3 didnt work - Aloe Elite didnt work - Budesonide didnt work
prednisone finally made me puff out on my last week of taking it ... bugger!
 
 


Lonie
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Total Posts : 6447
   Posted 12/28/2007 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kazygirl -- I started noticing a difference right away, but it took about six months for me to really notice that the puffy face had diminished. I couldn't really tell in the mirror, but when I had a picture taken, I noticed the difference. It's possible that the pred is also causing the shin pain as I too had different aches and pains. Hopefully that will diminish too along with the puffiness. Take care and congrats on weaning off the pred! :-)

Carol

Remicade - will have my 19th infusion on December 27.
Imuran - 100 mgs....taken before bedtime
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics

"Life is short -- make fun of it"
 
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Maureen4RU
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 42
   Posted 12/28/2007 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   
The first time I took prednisone, it took about 6 months for the "round face" and weight to go away. This last time I took it, the weight was gone within a month. My diet and exercise were the same both times so I really have no clue as to why my body reacted differently the last time.
Maureen4RU
lived with UC for 7 years
Colozal (12 pills a day)
Entocort (3 pills a day)


kazygirl
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 12/28/2007 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
wow... 6 months. that sucks.
i hope this goes away quicker. i didnt have moon face or any weight gain at all until this last week on 5mg to nothing.
how crappy is that.
i was hoping to get away with it, but it got me in the end.
i hope it is a temporary thing!!!

weird about the feet tho. is that normal?
does anybody else get puffy feet in the evening?
steph - 31 - female - diagnosed UC in 2000
started as proctitis, went to pancolitis..then went back to left side only to splenic flexure.
last 3 weeks have been fabulous with no UC symptoms at all = remission (yey!) 
prednisone = finally finished!!!  woohoo!
1000mg mesalazine 2x day - 1/2 1/4 oxycodone every 6 12 18 hours (weaning)
calicim, inner health plus (probiotic), fentalyn patch for pain and to wean off oxycodone
VSL#3 didnt work - Aloe Elite didnt work - Budesonide didnt work
prednisone finally made me puff out on my last week of taking it ... bugger!
 
 


TheLori
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 277
   Posted 12/28/2007 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
took me about a month to loose the moon face
Lori
38/F
UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, zoloft,levoxyl


Lonie
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 6447
   Posted 12/29/2007 5:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, you just never know -- since the moonface came on so fast, maybe it will disapear quickly too! :-) I'm so hoping that's the case for you. Take care, and keep us updated.
Carol

Remicade - will have my 19th infusion on December 27.
Imuran - 100 mgs....taken before bedtime
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics

"Life is short -- make fun of it"
 
Co-Moderator for the UC Forum
 
 


kazygirl
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 955
   Posted 12/30/2007 2:23 AM (GMT -7)   
i sure hope it goes away just as fast.
i can see the scales go up in hours..

oh, and now i am itchy all over.

what the hell is going on?
i would say i could be allergic to some meds, but i just got off of them all...

anyone have any ideas?
steph - 31 - female - diagnosed UC in 2000
started as proctitis, went to pancolitis..then went back to left side only to splenic flexure.
last 3 weeks have been fabulous with no UC symptoms at all = remission (yey!) 
prednisone = finally finished!!!  woohoo!
1000mg mesalazine 2x day - 1/2 1/4 oxycodone every 6 12 18 hours (weaning)
calicim, inner health plus (probiotic), fentalyn patch for pain and to wean off oxycodone
VSL#3 didnt work - Aloe Elite didnt work - Budesonide didnt work
prednisone finally made me puff out on my last week of taking it ... bugger!
 
 


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 29856
   Posted 12/30/2007 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I thought you were still on pred? Great you're off it.

Check your skin and eyeballs/lower eyelids...do they look a bit yellowish?

You should, however, call the doc and tell him you're itchy all over...for being on the pred and then off it may have masked something.

Let us know what the doc suggests.
quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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