Pred no more!

Today was my first day off of prednisone since my Crohn’s diagnosis in May. This is major!

Though this horrible steroid was necessary in an effort to control my Crohn’s flare, it also caused a long list of other problems — from terrible joint pain to difficulty swallowing to an infection in my esophagus and plenty more. It’s been awful and I couldn’t wait to be off this drug! The prednisone also has made my face very, very round. This is a common side effect, but I hope my face and neck deflate soon.

I started tapering down my prednisone earlier in the summer, but then my GI symptoms got worse. So I had to up my dosage for a while. But following my second infusion treatment, I’ve been slowly tapering down again. I still don’t feel great, but I’m so happy to finally be off the prednisone today! Here’s hoping I get to keep it that way!

Today’s #OneGoodThing was finally coming off of the prednisone!

Day 265 of 365. And Day 631 in a row!

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What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!

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