Tapering Prednisone & Watching That Scale

I’m down to 15mg from the 40mg start of this prednisone taper. Aside from the initial psychotic tendencies – emotional instability, anxiety, increased insomnia and lack of sleep, high-energy spikes, mood swings, and irritability – I’ve been watching that scale inch up despite my SCD limitations (I lost weight the first time I did it) and my exercising 3 to 4 times per week!

I have about 3 to 4 weeks left on Satan’s tic-tacs. It’s making my hair and nails dry and/or brittle and on top of getting a little pudgy, I also hate myself because of the weird emotional crap it is doing to me. I cannot wait to be off these this stuff. If I look miserable it’s because I am – on top of feeling like a bloated sausage.

On the flip side, it’s got my UC really under control and I fear what it will be like when I am off. However, I need to get this blood-work done for my mediator release testing so I can get a better grip on my dietary needs. For now, I just want to post some of the meals I’ve been enjoying thanks to prednisone. Have a great Fourth of July!



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