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sweetmelody
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   Posted 2/8/2008 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
So I just saw a picture of me before the prednisone... it was october.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I can't even see my jawline anymore... See how evil pred is!!!
Kara, 20
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis March, 07
-Left sided all the way up
-Was on Colazal..it didn't do anything for me. Had horrible flare up...been on lialda and pred since. Seems to be working!
Medications: Colazal 3 pills 3x a day
                  Prednisone - 10mg in the morning w/ food.
                  Lialda - 2 pills in the morning w/ food.


dakotagirl
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   Posted 2/8/2008 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
The EVIL moonface. Then add the EVIL mood swings. Grrr.

Vent away!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
 
Asacol 12 per day,  Azathioprine 75mg, Aciphex, Effexor XR, Forvia and a Probiotic
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
 
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ediekristen
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   Posted 2/9/2008 12:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I know exactly how you feel... I don't ever want to go on prednisone again, it really is just ridiculously depressing.

Here's me before (this was probably three years ago):

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(Nevermind the stupid Myspace pose hahah)


Here's me shortly after on prednisone:

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And my least favorite photo of myself EVER... To remind me why I HATE prednisone

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Note the stick thin arms and legs with the fat head!! mad
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in hip & lumbar region of spine from long term prednisone use

Current Meds:
10mg Lexapro (for depression/social anxiety)
125mg Azathioprine
4800mg Asacol (Four 400mg tablets, three times a day)
10meq Potassium
 
 

Post Edited (ediekristen) : 2/8/2008 11:16:36 PM (GMT-7)


ediekristen
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   Posted 2/9/2008 12:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh and Kara... I should probably mention that my face slimmed down shortly after I stopped taking it. So it will go away! Just drink a LOT of water and avoid as much salty foods as possible.
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in hip & lumbar region of spine from long term prednisone use

Current Meds:
10mg Lexapro (for depression/social anxiety)
125mg Azathioprine
4800mg Asacol (Four 400mg tablets, three times a day)
10meq Potassium
 
 


Red_34
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   Posted 2/9/2008 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Awww regardless of what the evil pred does to you, you both are still beautiful! But yes, the chipmunk cheeks go away. I was never on pred but Colocort for almost a year. I never knew that my cheeks were getting so chubby until I had a picture taken. Not nice! But now since I've been off them for a while, my face is back to normal :)
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~Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal (9 daily), 6mp (50-100mgs), Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia, Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa** ~Allergies - Singulair
~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome -'04 - Norvasc~Fibromyalgia -'06~No meds
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chili123
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 300
   Posted 2/9/2008 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I just read the book about Cojo (Glamour Interrupted). Look what prednsione did to his face too. It gets rid of those wrinkles, though.

By the way, his book was great to read. Although his problem is kidney disease, it is all the same. He talked about how overwhelming etc and then how he has learned to "deep throat" pills when he use to not even take asprin. He talked about dialysis etc.....very tough road. Inspiring story, though,.
Pancolitis - July 2006
Medications:  Predisone - 5mg ,asacol - 12 tablets per day
Supplements:  multi-vit, calcium, folic acid
My wish:  get off prednsione....been on straight since 8/2006


NuffinButtTrouble
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   Posted 2/9/2008 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   

Well...I guess there's no hope for me then...sniff, sniff. I look ugly and I'm not even on prednisone!

tongue

NBT


Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
Currently taking herbal meds in the search to regain full health.


caeserroma
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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 2/9/2008 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   

No mater what you may think of yourselfs when you are on prednisone. You are beautiful!! after all. We all put up with this ugly! disease. I hate myself also when I see pictures but I just think  it's temporary. Keep your head up and remember were all in this together.

                                caeserroma


DX officially 2000 (Looking back I had UC for 20 yrs, Dr. said I had IBS)
Havn't been in remission ,what seems like forever!
 
Meds- 50 mg of Pred daily
Asacol 12 tabs daily
Hydrocordisone enemas when needed
1000 mg calcium
soon to start 6/mp

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