I just wish the moon face and mood swings were ALL I got from prednisone...that would be a blessing. On it several times over the past eleven years...left with osteoporosis, high blood pressure and now borderline diabetes...have to really watch what I eat as my blood sugar skyrocketed to 237 a few weeks ago. Since then I have monitored it and stayed away from a lot of carbs and sweets and it has been normal.
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.