What can be done to maybe ease your easy bruising? If you’re really troubled, chat with your doctor to make sure that everything else checks out okay. Otherwise, though, regularly using moisturizer on areas that bruise easy–for me, my legs–can help protect the skin and perhaps toughen it up a bit. 1 Protecting easily affected areas from the sun through keeping covered with clothing, or application of sunscreen 1 may help (this could explain my less prevalent bruises in winter when I’ve got jeans on to protect my legs instead of just shorts, and the change in sun exposure.
Early on when taking these drugs (hormones), you can simplistically think of the medication as "supplementing" your body's own production of corticosteroids. With time, your body realizes you are getting all of the corticosteroids you need in pill or intravenous form, and your body sends a message to stop producing your own natural corticosteroids. If these drugs are suddenly stopped, you not only are not getting the prescription, but it can take a significant amount of time before your body realizes that it needs to make its own corticosteroids again.