I have it from my chest up through my face. I got purple stretch marks on the sides of my chest, huge ones!! my neck and face melded together, I still have a bit of a chin, thankfully. I have been down to 5mg of pred for a month now and not much difference.
I will speak to my Dr. when I see him on the 22nd. I have all the symptoms, it sucks. I am curious to hear what others say. I have heard it takes 3 to 6 months of being off pred before you look like your normal self again. though I will have my stretch marks forever.
I may seek out an endocrinologist.
Beth, 33 ~ 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. Close to remission since 9/08.
Prednisone 5mg/2.5mg alt days 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!