Posted 7/30/2008 6:36 AM (GMT -6)
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.