OFF PREDISONE HOW LONG DO SIDE EFFECTS LAST FOR

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Trsora1
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   Posted 6/8/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Been on predisone on and off for two years because with crohns that is the only thing my body seems to just love is predisone.  It has been one week since i have been off completely.  Last day was a friday and by wednesday started to feel horrible.  Headaches, NAUSEA, NAUSEA AND MORE NAUSEA, itching, and tired, body and joints just hurts, some soft stools. How long does it take for it to get out of your system? And can i still be having these side effects from not taking the drug?  How long will this last?  i really just want to take it again so i can eat and feel normal again.  Anyone else have severe nausea that it is so hard to eat?  It is so bad in the mornings and last till about 10-11am and then i can eat small amounts of food.  Wasnt sure if i was having another flare or not. 
 
Dr. put me on entocort so i can get off predisone because never been able to do it before. Entocort is helping some very soft stools 4-5 times a day which is better than 10.  I am still having some pains off and on but the nausea is just killing me.  Any input would be great.  

Nanners
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   Posted 6/8/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Usually within a few weeks I feel back to normal, but I wonder if it might take longer for you because you have been on it so long. Maybe you should ask your GI about some kind of nausea med. I have to take those kinds of meds daily, even though I am in remission. Always nauseous otherwise.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


jid
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   Posted 6/8/2008 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I'd been on the pred off-and-on (mostly on) for the last 8 years. after about 2-3 weeks i was feeling less pred-like and the facial swelling went down a bit. when the headaches and nausea came, i just told myself to suck it up to get through it. and i ultimately did. i was probably like a meth addict suffering withdrawal... but i'm glad i went through it.

sjkly
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   Posted 6/8/2008 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Nausia is a sign of adreanal insufficiency-don't ignore it tell your doctor you may need to go back on and taper more slowly-but ask the doc-adreanal insuffeciency can be fatal don't ignore this.
Sj

Zanne
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   Posted 6/8/2008 9:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry you are having to go through this. You should call your doctor in the morning and see if you can get something to help you get through the side effects of the withdrawal like an anti nausea med. But, I'm sorry to tell you that the prednisone itself can have long lasting effects. I have been on it for most of the last 14 years. Even when I have been able to get off of it, my doctors make me wear a medic alert bracelet warning that I have been on prednisone. The short term effects that you are having will be gone soon, maybe a week or so, but your adrenal glands will have a hard time in the event of a traumatic injury or illness for up to a year.

I hope you are feeling better soon.
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


Nanners
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   Posted 6/8/2008 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
You have a email from me.

Gail *Nanners*
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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