Please enjoy my "stolen off of someone else's website" picture...
Almost unbearable joint pain in my wrists, elbows, knees, and hips. (Weird, I know. The dreaded "P" usually helps joint pain. I'm an oddball though)
Major increase in appetite and 20 to 30 pounds of weight gain. So much for the weight I lost. Good thing all my clothes will still fit when I get fatter.
Moon face only a mother could love.
Did I mention hunger?
Yeast infections in my mouth and other places...
Itchy teeth - I can't explain it but my teeth actually itch!
Mood swings that would put a psychotic bipolar paranoid schizoid to shame. Can't wait to explain this in a court of law - again.
The ability to become steroid dependant in less than two weeks and be unable to decrease the Pred to less than 10 mg a day. Joy.
At least I know what I am possibly in for. But now I have God on my side, a daughter to maintain a steady attitude around, and lots of support from my husband and friends. Too bad I still have that pesky job to cause me stress. Is totally flipping out on Prednisone grounds for termination? I hope not.
Thursday (gotta get prescription filled) I start 20mg twice a day for 2 weeks and then revisit Dr. GI. Hopefully, God willing, this time I can get on and off the Pred fast and get all fixed and be better in no time. We'll see.
Please share your horrid Prednisone stories with me so I don't feel so alone.