It kinda looks like the lupus butterfly rash.
I personally would not take Prednisone over a long time,
since it is only meant to be for a very short course.
The problem with prolonged use, is the huge risk of further impairing the adrenals to produce cortisol, besides the fact that it is immuno-suppressive, leaving you vulnerable to infections.
Prednisone as a glucocorticoid analogue drug, down-regulates the body's natural production of glucosteroids.
See an ND, knowledgeable in adrenal issues to help you take care of your adrenals-specially restore cortisol production.
This Prednisone treatment is potentially disastrous and most people who stay on it for long, usually never recover. Sorry, I'm not trying to scare you, but I know people, some very close to me, that went against my advice,
and not even one of them got better!
And as far as the COX-2, I can come up with a few safer and better natural anti-inflammatories, than that. Again the risk-benefit analysis, points to
not taking it.
Can you tell me more about you, in regards to your medical history,
diagnosis, labs, lifestyle, diet, fitness, activity levels, symptoms, surgeries, accidents, traumatic events, childhood illnesses, family situation, stress levels and anything you think will help.
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