Week Eight – 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…