Today officially marks Day One of my temporary entry into Steroidville, which is a small subdivision in the Pill City in which I seem to currently reside. I'm seriously taking four different prescription antihistamines now (the doctor added one today) and am also starting a short, weirdly compressed 6-day course of Prednisone.
I don't like living in Pill City, but if I end up without hives at the end of it and can move back out into normal, birth-control-pills-only land, I will consider it worth the trip. Even if I end up gaining five or seven VERY-hard-to-lose pounds like the last time I took a course of Prednisone. Last time I had to double my weekly exercise to about 45 minutes a day, six days a week to even start losing any of the extra weight. Right now I'm at about four days a week for 45 minutes, so hopefully that will help.