Week Eight โ€“ Prednisolone 5mg (1 tablet)

I can only apologise that this post is so late! So Week 8…

  • The main difference this week was the tiredness and aching, it almost felt like I had a cold/flu coming on, luckily this didn’t last long;
  • Headaches… so again this kind of follows the cold/flu symptoms, but it is just your body getting used to coming off of the steroids;


My first experience with steroids really wasn’t that bad! I think the fact that I was at such a low point when starting the course meant that I was so grateful when they immediately started working. I was lucky that I didn’t put on any weight, but then again I was being careful with what I was eating, and being careful not to overeat – I can definitely see how you could put weight on because my appetite majorly increased (had this been in the thick of winter, well I am sure this sentence would say something different).

I am ever so grateful to the steroids and my IBD team, I am becoming more at ease with my diagnosis and I am on the mend. Since leaving the steroids behind I have now started a long-term course of azathioprine , which I will be sharing once I get a few more blood tests back.

A very happy Daisy…



  1. Ellie
    October 11, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    I wish I had found this blog a couple of months ago when I was starting my first steroid treatment. As you’ve mentioned, google provides so many horror stories (which I of course read instead of avoiding), I started to convince myself that I would end up fat, spotty, depressed along with the 100’s of other side effects mentioned on the packaging! But really the steroids made me feel so much better and I had hardly any side effects, hearing stories similar to that would have definitely eased my anxiety about starting them!

    Great blog!

    • October 13, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      Hi Ellie,

      Thank you so much for your kind words ๐Ÿ™‚ Iโ€™m so happy I have been some help – google is terrifying sometimes ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Thatโ€™s the most important thing to remember – steroids are there to help and heal us, Iโ€™m so pleased you are doing well on them! Keep me updated on your progress.

      Daisy x

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