Reply To: How do the long term steroids affect you?

February 2, 2017 at 9:11 pm

In my case, I started a high dose of 70 mg/day in mid November. I saw immediate improvement in strength in my legs and it jumpstarted my walking. I began slow tapering doses after a month or two. I’ve experienced weight gain, bloating in my stomach area, swelling feet when I’m vertical, the round face, acne, and insomnia. I gladly take the side effects to be able to walk again! We’re continuing the slow taper to get to a point where the CIDP is controlled, but no side effects occur.