My experience is the moomface came about a month after starting and tapering to 20 mg. I am waiting now for blood tests to see about tapering prednisone and increasing 6 MP (been on that for two months). The plan is working so far. Side effects otherwise is that I have the "munchhies" so bad - if you can control that you won't gain weight. I have gained about 6 lbs. since first of the year which is very good for me (I am obese to start with and love to eat). I also have the nice skin once again and prednisone helped my arthritis pain. Sleeping may be a problem but I take Xanax for anxiety and help sleeping. Main thing is that I am very, very close to remission (hate to jinx myself) and happy about that. When I taper to 15 mg. prednisone I am praying it stays that way.
Good luck! ElaineNY
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008 Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred. No mesalamines!!
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. - upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own (bleeding returned) - 6MP - 50 mg. 2/28/2009
75mg. 6 MP added on 4/8/2009 - waiting for CBC and Prometheus tests
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.