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moon faced

tnx for the info about moon faced. i was diagnosed of hAVING dermatomyositis. my doctor gave me prednisone. i am using it for almost 5mos now. i am in the process of tappering and tnx GOD but i observed that i have developed a moon faced. i dont like to see my facein front of the mirror i coloudnt wait to stop taking steroids....
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argh do you mean you started swelling from the steroids?
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Systemic steroids like prednisone work in the same way as natural cortisol and as a side effect can cause a moon face. Redistribution of body fat results in moon face. But, once you are tapered of steroids, this symptom should resolve.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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Yes definitely keep us posted I am sure a lot of other members have had the same issue.
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Thanks for your post. The dr was right I ended up in emergency last night after multiple asthma attacks and they ended up giving me prednisone. I woke up this morning with a swollen face and was really concerned until I read this. Thanks
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