Off the Steroids I go…

After weighing the pros and cons I decided to come off of the steroids I was on for my microscopic colitis. It just wasn’t worth it. I had almost all of my Cushing’s syndrome and only one pro to using the steroids. My body has been through so much. Being back on the steroids was not fun at all. Because of the steroids it threw my body way out of whack and I had to start taking anti-depressants and anti-anxiety pills. I had weight gain, depression and sadness, greasy hair, pimples, round face, the hump was appearing on my back again, moody and irritable, bloated and uncomfortable, indigestion and much more.

It has been about a month since I’ve weaned off of the steroids. Finally I feel like the steroids are out of my body. The Cushing’s syndrome is slowly going away. The first thing that I noticed is that my hair isn’t greasy anymore. I had to wash it once or twice every day. Now I can go up to four days without my hair getting oily and gross. Also, I can wear my hair down. It’s not super crazy and curly and frizzy. I can flat iron it and it behaves all day.

Last week I had to go get an iron infusion since I am severely anemic. It took four hours for the whole IV process. Other than the time it took, it wasn’t that bad. I felt drained for a couple of days afterward but I was already feeling so tired from the anemia anyway. After talking to my Endocrinologist we finally came to the revelation that my health problems and issues with healing and catching everything is because of my extreme low iron levels. It always feels good to have an answer.

Yesterday I finally felt like I had more energy. Certainly not 100% yet, but a bit more. I stayed up an hour later than I usually do and I woke up a couple hours earlier than I have been on the weekends. I’m excited to continue to have more energy and get my health back. Only good things to come now.

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