I've been on heavy prednisone doses for about 8 weeks and I'm tired of "moon face" What should I do?

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I've cut out most carbs, and I've been drinking nearly 80 ounces of water every day, (which helps with the water retention) but my face is extremely puffy, and I'm not sure why. Originally I was on 60mg of prednisone, but a couple weeks ago I was bumped down to 50mg, and I've been on 40mg for about four days. I'm extremely active, (I'm a dancer, cheerleader, and a runner) so I haven't gained any real weight, it's just the puffiness in my face bothering me.

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  • Posted

    I'm just starting a similar dose - so this is what I have to look forward to.... on the plus side it might iron out a few wrinkles 😃

    mg0 - has it subsided at all?

  • Posted

    It is a horrid side effect and really, there is nothing you can do. It does normally subside once you get to the lower doses though.

  • Posted

    Carbs encourage healthy body function, so would say eat your carbs.

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