Will prednisone give me a big round face?
March 16, 2009 10:18 AM Subscribe
Is my length of prednisone treatment long enough to justify freaking out this much about side effects?
posted by telegraph to health & fitness (12 answers total)
I'm on prednisone right now to treat a seemingly completely random outbreak of giant hives. My doctor has me on a tapering regimen, starting from 40 mg/day, for about three weeks. Is this a high enough dosage and a long enough treatment for me to develop some of the scarier [aesthetic] side effects of prednisone treatment? I'm thinking specifically of "moon face" and "truncal weight gain." Also, if I do develop these side effects, are they likely to go away on their own after I stop treatment? Anything I can do in the meantime to prevent or lessen their progression?