The doctor tells me what I already know since I’ve had the condition several times over the years. However, instead of waiting on things to return to normal he decides to treat it more aggressively (my words) and prescribes a little white pill.
This is prednisone and it is the devil.
I’ve been on it before for asthma and allergies but not for any period longer than two weeks and it always has been beneficial in short courses, bronchial inflammation, gone, eczema gone, etc. I have experienced those benefits this time as well a few undesirable side effects like bruising easily, thinned skin and unfortunately the SWOLE look I’m rocking that has nothing to do with pumping iron. My weight, bless the LAWD, has been up and down the same 4 pounds as long as I’ve been on it, but my cheekbones? Where dey at? My stomach, already hefty, now putting all zipper, buttons and waistbands to the test.
Now let’s be clear i’m not feeling sorry for myself, this is only a RANT. I’m feeling better for sure, looking? Not so much and I do CARE. Prednisone is a highly prescribed drug, used for a NUMBER of health conditions and for some it is good, it’s been good for me, it’s just the extra fluff that I can really do without.
What about you? Have you been prescribed something that didn’t have life threatening side effects, but perhaps impacted your performance, appearance or proved to be an obstacle in parts of you life? Let me know in the comments and the regular spots.
Until next time, see you at the gym, where maybe I’ll be back to my usual fluffy self.