I've been on 40mg of Prednisone for over a year and 200mg of Imuran for 6 months.
Two weeks ago I was finally weined off prednisone after several attempts and placed on a low dosage of Asacol. I am still on Imuran but the plan is to wein me off that too over the next several weeks.
About a week into the month it took to come off Prednisone I started getting swollen, watery, itchy and scaley eyelids, spotty, pimply and itchy forehead and the skin on my hands and "other" areas also started to get bad.
Since being off the Pred. over the past two weeks it has become unbearable. I am going to put myself back on 5mg per day to see if it eases until I see my doctor in two weeks.
Can anyone tell me if they have had similar effects? I have had this before, but never this bad. Is it the absence of prednisone or the crohns, or both?
(I also posted thos on the main CD/UC discussion page)