My Ulcerative Colitis Story:
Hi Everyone! This is my first post and wanted to get some helpful advice. I was recently diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis a couple weeks ago and started Colazal with no improvement. My doctor now wants me to start Prednisone but I am terrified to get the physical side effects. I am getting married in exactly a month and can’t afford any weight gain since I have to fit into my dress and of course I don’t want the dreaded “moon face” for my big day. I just started the Prednisone with hesitation after speaking with my doctor about my concerns. He said that I should try it for a week and see how I do. What I am mostly worried about is not having any symptoms until closer to my wedding. I explained to him that I have no issues starting it immediately after my wedding but he told me to try. What I would like to know is everyone who is or has taken Prednisone when these specific side effects started and what dosage you were on.
Any information would be greatly appreciated as I am so new to this scary disease and could use any support.
My Current Medications:
Prednisone…starting at 40mg/ week, then 30mg/week ect…
Submitted by Courtney in the Colitis Venting Area