Other frequent reactions to short-term steroid use include insomnia, acne, hair loss (or sometimes it just moves to somewhere you don't want it - like your face) and joint pain. Also, you can have extreme irritability instead of depression.
Your doctor may not be talking about
steroids, though. I don't see where you're on any 5-ASA (Asacol, Colazal, etc.) and this is usually the first drug used to try to control inflammation.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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