Swollen face

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Has anyone else got a swollen face from the steroids? Also have you noticed the veins splitting in your cheeks?I have been told that the face will go back down however the veins will not mend, I was told I could go for laser treatment?

Hope everyone is feeling ok this evening, I've been shopping from 10am till 3:30 pm so wrecked now, feels like I did a full days work lol don't know where I get the energy!

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    Hello Amanda, yes, the moonface effect. All to do with fluid retention. It quickly drains away through frequent trips to the toilet as the tapering off sequence takes effect.

    I was surprised to read about the veins though. I hadn't experienced anything to do with veins showing up just under the skin. Maybe that is more common with women.


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      Hey zss,

      Well my face swelled more or less straight away and I'm always in the bathroom Haha.

      Yes the split veins on my cheeks started happening when my face was really bad and they never went. Maybe it is more common in women.

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    My husbands face does get swollen when he's on steroids. I t does go down in time. Good to see you have so much energy.

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