My BFF and fellow Crohnie has talked me into blogging about my upcoming battle with taking prednisone again. Here it goes!
As most of you know, I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in March 2009. The first drug my Dr. put me on was prednisone and I have been on it 2 of the last 3 years. For those who don't know what it is(don't worry, I didn't either!), it is used to decrease your immune system's response to various diseases to reduce symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions. The upside is that it works really well and very quickly. The down side is, well, I'll post a few pics. Aside from it tasting awful, it causes hair loss, excess sweating, insomnia(really bad), weight gain, and my absolute favorite....moon-face!
This is how your typical prednisone user looks....food in hand with a basketball for a head=)