Hi bit of a story here, I have been on humira since Dec and it's been amazing. About 2 weeks ago I got shingles, which wasn't so bad, went away in a week with the help of anti-viral meds. However 2 days after finishing the anti-virals I came up in a rash all over torso and face, some on front thighs. So went to docs and got some anti-histamines, took for 24hrs and the rash got worse so went back to docs and he gave me prednisone. I've had it before with no side effects so was quite pleased that it would at last get sorted and I could get back to life. However I'm now about to start day 4 of prednisone and overnight I think i've developed 'moon face' or it could be that my original allergy is getting worse. If it's moon face I just need to see it through I expect but if it means my allergy not going away and infact getting worse then it's something to go back to docs about isn't it? Just to add the spots and itching on my torso are insatiable still and get worse at night and also I'm not sleeping. I'm wondering if I should just keep going with the prednisone as only have 7 day course but am concerned that it's this that giving me moon face and stopping me sleeping - maybe I should reduce the dose? Anyone any experience like this? I am by luck seeing the rheumy on tues so can ask them too but not sure can do another sleepless, face swelling night. Thanks.
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