Prednisone side effect

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   Posted 5/6/2009 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
For those of you that have been on prednisone for long periods of time... did it ever give you AWFUL acne!? it's driving me crazy!
Kara, 22F Married.
Latest-Finally tapering off prednisone 5mg every week.. Staying on Lialda 2 twice a day. Currently colonoscopy shows remission. Apparently my symptoms are from my IBS side of my issues.
Medications:Prednisone 35mg, Lialda 2 twice a day, Align probiotic, Anti-spasmodic as needed.
I am so sick of this disease!

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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 50
   Posted 5/6/2009 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi sweetmelody

I have only been on prednisone since the beginning of March. This is my first time on this medication.

It has caused numerous side effects and acne is definitely one of them for me. My skin has completely changed since going on this medication. I have acne on my face, chest, and even a little on my back. Lovely, eh? I guess it just goes well with the moon face, facial hair and everything else! What a pretty picture.

I am also tapering. I go down 5 mg every 4 days. I started at 60 mg and just reached my half way mark today. I am very dehydrated. So much so that my fingers are wrinkly. I am just hoping that I can stay on schedule and get off this stuff by the end of the month.

Hope you are well and that the acne goes with the pred - away!
Female, 41

2009/03/03 - ulcerative colitis - Pancolitis
1995/09/15 - proctitis (during pregnancy, just months after I quit smoking)

Prednisone Mar 5/09 60 mg - taper by 5 mg every 4 days starting April 17/09
Salofalk enemas = 5-aminosalicylic acid (mesalamine) added March 24/09
Mezavant 4.8 g daily (mesalazine) added April 29/09

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