Down to 10m Pred and ?

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   Posted 9/19/2007 5:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I am down to 10 m of prednisone and still have the moon face, blury vision and diareah (I quit bleeding a couple weeks ago)..When will it go away?

UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, zoloft,levoxyl, prednisone 60,50,40,30, 25,20,15,10

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   Posted 9/19/2007 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Lori - the side effects of pred will go away sometime after you are off the pred. Since you're still having D, you might want to talk to your doctor.

The pred side effects are awful, I really feel for you. Hang in there! I hope you're feeling better soon :)
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   Posted 9/19/2007 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Getting rid of that moonface is a matter of diet and exercise. I think your body needs to process the fat it stored in your face:( Good luck!
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