12 Jul 2011
At the peak of my treatment I was on 60mg a day and I gained weight, water bloating and a big moonface, not to mention the lump on the back of my neck and hairs growing in new places (bad). Once I tapered down to under 10mg a day I started to see all the side effects ease and my moonface was gone by the time I was at 5mg. The podgy water filled middle I had also eased away but it took a little longer. Everyone is different but one thing that seems to be common is that once you get onto low doses or off the drugs then you will start to see the bloasting etc ease.
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- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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1 answer • 5 Oct 2010
I started taking predisone april 22 2011,20mg 3 times a day. Been taking for 4 1/2 weeks.
4 answers • 25 May 2011
I have been on a 3 week weaning dose of prednisone. I swear I've had a 10 lb weight gain, mostly fluid. Please help.
1 answer • 9 Jul 2012
I had a sever allergic reaction am wondering if prednisone will cause weight gain using for 2weeks or is it just water retention??
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