Fats, the pred causes most people to have an increased appetite and also to retain water. The additional poundage and water tends to go to the belly and face. That's the cause of the moon face. It comes on more quickly when you get the steroids IV. There isn't too much you can do about
it, but if you really watch your diet you can control some of the weight gain.
The good news is that the moon face goes away after you come off the Pred.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine and Remicade. Completely off steroids for more than a year now! In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
Now tapering Azathioprine, please pray for me.
"If you spend your time second-guessing your past decisions, you'll never have time to enjoy today."