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hillary15 posted:
I was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis one month ago, on my 22nd birthday (happy birthday to me...). I started at 60mg of prednisone, and I am now at 30mg of prednisone/day. I am also taking azathioprine at 25mg tablets each day. I am frustrated. I'm 22, I barely ever drank, never smoked, eat well, and work out regularly. There is no family history. And this came out of nowhere when my eyes and body started turning yellow. I still don't feel good, especially when I eat. However, the prednisone makes me hungry all the time. Since getting sick, I have gone from 120lbs. to 105lbs. I still have not gained much weight (weigh 107). What side effects/long term effects should I be aware of with the drugs I am on and this disease in general??
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