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Steroids used for long term do cause these changes in bone, osteoporosis, muscle wasting, fat deposition, hair growth etc. BP and sugar levels may rise too. After stopping steroids, you need to check if you are producing enough cortisol or else you need supplement. Calcium and Vit D should be taken. Fat deposition will reduce, hair growth will improve but effect on bone persists to a great extent.
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Patient replied :
1. Since my back has had spasms on three ocassions coming off the prednisone do I need to be concerned?
2. How do I know if it was negligent to be on steroids so long, given my doctor said, "Why have we had you on steroids so long?"
Please get your bone density done.