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Symptoms and side effects

I am currently taking steroids as I have UC and due to be on two tablets a day as of tomorrow and in my experience I am dealing with a really bad moon face and it’s really getting me down I can tell a noticeable difference and it will be my third time on steroids in less than a year. It is stressing me out and I’m really self conscious and do not feel good in myself. I am trying to eat as healthy as possible but struggling with doing exercise as my fatigue is really bad at the moment. Has anybody else experienced this?

  1. Hi . Your reaction to the effects of prednisone is completely understandable and you are not alone. Some of our patient leaders have written about similar experiences, such as Elizabeth here: Preferably the steroids are just a short-term therapy, supplemental to a more regular treatment plan to control the IBD. Mind if I ask what other treatment you are on? Has your doctor discussed altering the treatment plan so that you would not need to be so reliant on the steroids? Don't hesitate to bring your concerns directly to your doctor. Hoping you can get some answers and better control of the UC. Please feel free, if you like, to keep us posted on how you are doing and to ask questions - there are people here who have been where you are. Best, Richard (Team Member)

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