I get the flushing too. Weird that I never gain weight while on prednisone. I do get the moon face though. I really watch my diet while flaring, therefore, no weight gain. I eat salmon three times a week, tilapia at least once and chicken on the other days. Since my blood sugar went up with this round of prednisone I watch my carbs and sugar intake.
Be sure to take a calcium supplement while on prednisone. I developed osteoporosis.
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008 for ten days.
Remission Nov 08 thru May of 09.
Slowly coming out of flare. Meds: Colazal (6 per day), prednisone 10 mgm and tapering weekly, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning, Benicar 20 mg for BP, flaxseed oil 3 x a day, fishoil 2 x a day, probiotic 3 x a day, calcium with D 1x a day and multivitamin.
Doctor had me on 100 mgm of 6MP which drastically lowered my white count. Now off the 6MP pending results of repeat white count. UGH.