How about a vote of confidence here!

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   Posted 2/26/2008 11:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm on my 4th day of taper down to 2.5mg on the pred!  After two years I may be able to come off the s@#$!  Pardon the language but that stuff is more wicked than me and I wouldn't feed it to my monkeys!

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   Posted 2/26/2008 11:57 PM (GMT -6)   
way to go! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! good luck
40 yr old wife and mom to two boys 8 & 10
symptoms since the age of 19
officially diagnosed with crohn's Nov.2006
meds: pentasa 500mg 2 x 3day
(just went off Entocort 3mg 2/day)
Surgery booked for Feb.11th- TI resection(stricture)

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   Posted 2/27/2008 1:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Way to go and I am happy for youI know you will do great and you have my support.
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   Posted 2/27/2008 5:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I have my fingers crossed. Thank yoiu can get off that evil med.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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   Posted 2/27/2008 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I am rooting for you TBW
I so despise that Pred too
Will keep all digits crossed
Keep us posted plz...........LYN
  DX With Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum, Anxiety/ Panic and Other Disorders
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   Posted 2/27/2008 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm voting for you!!!! Beat that Pred, Beat that Pred!!! may you be swept clean of the evil med and whisked away to a gentler form of care (yes, bad puns wrapped in sappy phrasing, but hey you do ask for it Broom :-) )
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....

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   Posted 2/27/2008 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Luck! Keep us posted! I too can't stand the stuff!
Battling w/ CD for 2 years...
Osteopenia in the spine caused by prednisone
Currently on Remicade

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   Posted 2/27/2008 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
OH, I'm hoping for you!!!!! My fingers and toes are crossed.


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   Posted 2/27/2008 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I am happy for you and will keep you in my prayers that you can get off the stuff. (I personally am glad every time I can leave my rhuemys office without her mentioning a decrease but I know most people are more concerned about the evils of long term use rather than the joys of short term releif).

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   Posted 2/27/2008 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Broom Wow hope you get off it soon I am still on 10 as of today. Sounds like you are getting there keep up the lowering are you having any sideeffects? I hope I do alright when I lower some more hoping the old adrenal glands will kick in when I do. Best Wishes . lol gail

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   Posted 2/27/2008 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Pitch the Pred! I almost think it's too kind a fate to flush them down the toilet. There are perfectly viable micro-organisms in septic/sewage systems, you know. They have a job to do like anyone else.
"Let me light my lamp,"
Says the star,
"And never debate
If it will help to remove the darkness."
-- Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore

Chicago Alan
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   Posted 2/27/2008 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you! I was on it for a year, know what you mean.

Diet, Diet, Diet has helped me more than anything. It's hard at first but pays off.

Good Luck You Can Do This!

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   Posted 2/27/2008 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you it a great feeling when you can get off it, in more ways then one.

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   Posted 2/27/2008 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone!

Gail- I don't have any side effects as long as I do a two week taper. Even then I'd occasionally hit a wall for an additional week. But I have to admit since I cut my sugar in my diet wayyyyyy back and stay away from anything that has benzene or benzyl alcohol as a preservative my sed rates have dropped significantly! The inflamation improved so much within two weeks of changing my diet and removing the preservatives I now have a new problem! I have to go get fitted for a new set of upper choppers....mine don't fit anymore! Now try not to sneeze, fart and blow your teeth at the same time! I'm so talented!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.

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   Posted 2/28/2008 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Broom Thank the Lord my teeth are still in my head and good luck getting those teeth fitted. You are making me laugh though and I do enjoy laughing. Oh by the way I don't have to go for dressing changes anymore The wee hole is closing nicely.Whoooo on that. So unless it gets worse again no more drives to the outpatients for that.Cutting sugar and that other stuff certainly seems to be helping you that is gail

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   Posted 2/28/2008 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   


YOu have my Vote( of confidence and anything else you need) yeah

I am a Certified Doxie Lover(Weinerdogs)

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   Posted 2/29/2008 4:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Love and prayers.....good luck, you can do it!
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.

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