Limiting sodium intake can be helpful. But yes, higher doses of pred and/or being on it for a long time causes weight gain and bloating in the face and trunk, while also causing muscle loss in arms and legs. A weight training program can combat muscle loss and the bone thinning effects of pred.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years. Down to 10 mg and feeling much better.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.