Prednisone BellyPosted on 01/25/10, 01:34 pm
After 2 years of use and being on a low dose for a good portion of it- I have been off for 2 months. I have just noticed the big round bloat has gone!!!!
I am thrilled!
Reply #1 03/15/10 11:48pm
Yes, see my post on the main RA site. I have been warning people about this for years. However, I am wondering why my belly is still not gone? Could it be the stretched skin from when i was so fat? I have heard of moon face, and my cousin has one from 56 years on prednisone, but this is new.
Reply #2 07/17/10 8:15am
I'm starting to think my excess belly is stretched skin too. I no longer have that "bloat" but for all the crunches I do and the exercise 3 x per week my belly is disproportionate to the rest of my body. I had 3 kids a long time ago but this has always been a real problem for me. I can grab a huge handful of fat? skin?
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