I have a working diagnosis of Vasculitis with a probability of Behcets or possibly even Neuro Behcets. My main drug at the moment is Imuran but I'm also on high dose prednisolone for recurrent Bell's Palsy (five times so far since the end of January). Every time I'm taken off Pred for about a week the Bell's Palsy comes back and I'm re-started on it. I'm on 50Mg (10 tabs) a day which seems quite hight. Also my consultant doesn't taper me from this drug, I just take 50Mg one day and then none the next day. Does anybody else do this? Has anyone any idea why he would do it this way?
Also is there anything you can do about the dreaded weight gain. I had been working very hard to loose my baby weight and was doing very well but every time I get the weight off I'm put back on pred and it all goes straight back on. I'm trying to eat healthily and not overeat even though my body is crying out for all the bold foods but the weight is still piling back on. I put on 4lb in the first two days of this course even though I was fasting for the second day for a colonoscopy. I have a wedding coming up next month and really need to fit into a dress I already own. I really don't want to look like a blimp especially when I already have a lobsided and considerably rounder face then usual. I know in the grand scheme of things these are minor issues but today it's getting me down.