Physical Affects of Prec

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hi after how long on pred have you noticed physical changes to face and body due to pred

also thank you so much for this forum it is a life saver

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    It depends - I know a few people who say that they noticed no facial changes at all and who say they put it down to having cut carbs right from the start. Some don't gain weight - they lose weight on pred, not often, but it happens.

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    Joy, well the truth be known, i didn't recognize myself after one month Started last April with 25 mg and I'm decreasing very slowly, 7:5mg last time.. (last night)

    Everything is now back to normal facial wise, except for my bright pink cheeks, on my face...

    (not to be mistaken for the other cheeks )

    Feel well JOY and just go with the will have up days and possibly a few down days, but in the end you will beat this pmr ...many posters have

    written in and given us the good news that they are now cortisone free ....

    EILEEN is my advisor and Guru on this forum ...Great diagnostic and extremely knowledgeable is this lovely lady ....

    Stay with us and you will learn a lot about how to handle pmr ...

    have a nice weekend



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    Been at 10/9/10mg since September, and noticed fatty pads around the back of my neck, above collar bones, and probably my cheeks as well, just this month. It doesn't bother me, other than my vanity, because I know why its there.

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