I have been on pred since Sept 07, and when I got down to 5mg my facial swelling got a little better and so did my acne, I had to go back up to about 40mg and just began tapering a couple of weeks ago.
My neck is swallowing my face and I put on most of the weight around my chest/neck area, I got some nice purple strechmarks on the side of my chest, they are fading but still have 'the mark of pred!
from what I have heard it is approx 3mos after off pred, for the moonface and acne to go away completely. This seems to be a general avg I have heard.
Beth, 32 ~ hoping to taper pred successfully, wish me luck!
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 30mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!