Yep I lost alot of weight although I didn't realise just how much until now that I'm starting to get better. I've just had 8 weeks off work and on coming back people keep telling me that I've put weight back on (have been on steroids for the past 6 weeks). They said I was looking really gaunt and thin on the face etc, and thinking back they are right! I think often you don't realise just how ill you look until you get better and think back!
22 year old female, from the UK.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08, Proctosigmoiditis Jan '09.
Hospitalised Jan '09 for IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect!
Hospitalised Feb '09 for a week of IV Hydrocortisone.
Currently taking daily:
20mg Prednisolone tablets (tapering)
5mg Prednisolone suppositories x 1
1g Acetarsol suppositories x 1 (soon to change to Acetarsol)
1g Mesalazine granules x 2