Bratcat has stretch marks around her waist/hip area. They are vertical and very noticeable. When we were at the doctor last week, the PA said it is not uncommon as a side effect of the prednisone bloating. She said that some people are more likely to get stretch marks due to genetics/heredity. I also mentioned it to the doctor during the weekly phone call yesterday. He agreed and said that they should diminish as the prednisone wears off. Bratcat is tapering very slowly and is down to 7.5 mg a day. I suggested (and the PA and pharmacist agree) that she should use Vitamin E cream. (I remember that was suggested when I was pregnant.)
It seems this round of prednisone brought on all the usual side effects faster and more pronounced--breakouts, facial hair, aches, moon face, etc.
Bratcat would like to know if anyone else has had issues with stretch marks?
--Mom of bratcat (16 years old)--
bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Asacol - 4 pills/3Xday, 35 mg prednisone, 2 tabs 6-mp
11/14/06 - started prednisone; 1/28/07 - finished prednisone!
3/3/07 - began to taper off hydrocortisone sloowwly! Summer 2007 - slowly began tapering Rowasa. 9/07 -- flaring? Nightly Rowasa. 9/21/07 -- added hydrocortisone enemas. 9/30/07--added prednisone. 10/31--started 6-mp, stopped the enemas. Started lowering prednisone.