So how long should it take...

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by tiredmommy, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    for the Prednisolone (an oral steroid) to wear off? She was on a hefty dose from a week ago Saturday (2/21) through that following Tuesday (2/24).

    Sat: 2 tsp both am & pm
    Sun: 2 tsp am & 1.5 tsp pm
    Mon: 1.5 tsp both am & pm
    Tues: 1.5 tsp both am & pm

    She has been eating non-stop for over a week now! She's developed a bit of a tummy and even her backside has gotten bigger. She has grown out of 4 pairs of pants in a week. This is a child that is naturally quite thin!

    Shouldn't the excessive hunger started to subside by now?
  2. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    I don't have a clue. Make sure she drinks lots of water to help flush the fluid retention.
  3. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    I was on the pills for several days. I don't remember how long it took to recover, but it was weeks.
  4. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts


    Contact your pediatrician. Children metabolize medications so differently from adults. Steroids are such a tricky medication. I'd truly check in with pediatrician doctor this morning.

    by the way, lots of yogurt, carrot sticks, low fat candies (tootsie rolls are my favorite for a sweet treat), almonds, etc. Anything healthy to fill this excessive hunger. Once summer comes her outdoor activities should help her with the steroid weight gain.