I have been on prednisone now going on four months. I developed the moonface about two months ago. I am very lucky not to have gained only about 5 lbs. but I am already about 80 lbs. obese. I do not like the moonface but small price to pay if the prednisone is working and seems to be. I think the withdrawal will be worse. I truly enjoy prednisone and wish I could stay on it in small dose. I have the best skin in years, arthritis pain is so much better, energy is up and a few other things are better - probably because UC is better too.
If you want to see me and my moonface - check out my blog about my husband and I and our journey with his lung cancer. I am so much better off with UC than cancer!!
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.