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Wondering how long it will take for my face to look somewhat normal again as I'm being weaned off prednisone. Do you have to be off steroids completely for the swelling to go away or will swelling go away if you're on very low dosage? How long does it take once you're off the steroids for the swelling to start to decrease? I lost my job in Feb and need to start thinking about interviewing and trying to get a new job. Can't imagine going on an interview looking like a freak with my face really swollen.
Also wondering if anyone has any advice for the upset stomach caused by prednisone? I take Prilosec and directed but it's not helping with the stomach upset. Do you have any advice?
About me: I'm 53, live in VA, diagnosed in Dec 2016 after going to ER becasue I was coughing up blood. Just completed four rituxen infusions last month. Going thru the prednisone step down now and am currently taking 30 milligrams/day. Experiencing "withdrawl" symptoms of extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, light headed/dizzy.
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