Our expert says:
Dear Emma CT
Long term side effects of cortisone(steroids) use can be :
Moon shaped face, weight gain, easy bruising, insomnia, irritability or depression, diabetes, glaucoma, high blood cholesterol, cateracts, muscle weakness and brittle bones.
Some people have diseases that will make them much sicker than these side effects if you don't keep it under control with steroids so one has to weigh the pro's and con's when deciding to prescribe this longterm or not.
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