>My friend, who is a medical professional, sent me the following information concerning my worries that my face and neck will become freakishly large thanks to my new gut medicine, resulting in me joining a circus sideshow:

they are referring to "moon face", which means that you get puffy. this happens if you are actually absorbing the steroid, so i suspect its fairly rare. p

Indeed, further reading that I did on Entocort EC indicated that 11% of users got moon face (their actual clinical term from a study of 360 users). Of larger concern to me, however, is the fact that 15% of users experienced hirsutism on their faces. So I may join the circus freak show after all – as the bearded lady, which is sadly something I was well on my way to becoming before I started this new med. Bah!