This is mostly directed to the ladies as a cautionary tale.
I started pred (40mg) 2 days ago in an effort to get this horrible flare under control (at least somewhat) before I travel to Florida next week with my daughter for a field hockey tournament. Anyway, today I decided to get a pedicure for my trip...a nice treat (my hubbie gave me a gift certificate for my bday last month).
It was very relaxing, and I was feeling good. My manicurist suggested a lip wax, since I hadn't had one in a while. I said "fine"...BIG MISTAKE!!! I am totally burned from it. I didn't put it together right away, but what a stupid thing to do while on pred. I know that you are photosensitive while on pred ( I plan on wearing a hat and heavy sunscreen while in Florida. I'm fair and hate the sun anyway), but I didn't think about
waxing. Thanks God it's a small area. I just put some aloe vera on and it has helped a lot. Just be careful...no waxing while on prednisone. I also read that you're not supposed to take antacids too closely to your pred dosage. Who knew?
On the bright side, the pred has made me a manic housekeeper...I have been washing walls, baseboards, cabinets, etc in a cleaning frenzy. It's a little scary, but at least my house looks better.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!