Three and a half years after a shock diagnosis of sarcoidosis, I'm still hampered by the effects of taking steroids for just over 12 months.
Steroids (Prednisolone) was the answer to the inflammatory nodules in my lungs. My body responded quickly, I felt a lot better after just a week, but every time I tried to titrate off the drug my Sarcoid would flare up. It was 12 months until I was off the drug completely.
Prednisolone has a large number of side effects some listed here;
Severe mood swings
Thin, fragile skin
Red or purple blotches or lines under the skin
Slowed healing of cuts and bruises
Increased body hair growth
Changes in the way fat is distributed in the body
Irregular or absent menstrual periods