Feeling better at 10 mg of pred!

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Jen77
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   Posted 7/20/2008 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Quite the dramatic turn around for me. Headaches are gone, nausea is gone, got some appetite back. So I guess it was from my taper. Pretty upsetting because I thought I was going slow enough with 5 mg a week, and then from 5mg to 2.5mg. But I guess I need to go even slower? I've only been on it since the beginning of May, so I didn't think I'd have this much trouble going off of it. Hope my doctor can help me on Monday, to figure out a taper schedule that I won't get sick on. I don't need the "treatments" giving me more problems then I already had!
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Prednisone: tapered to 2.5 mg *eek*, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).


Rider Fan
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   Posted 7/20/2008 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Ask for 1mg tablets. Then you can go slower...
Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: 75 mg 6MP. 10mg prednisone (trying to taper). Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion).


sjkly
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   Posted 7/20/2008 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, I agree with Rider-must go slow. Down 1mg a week should be okay but go back up when you don't feel well.
Sj

Jen77
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   Posted 7/20/2008 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh yeah, 1 mg pills is much needed. That's why I'm seeing my GP for this, because my GI expected me to fully taper with 20 mg pills only! I got really good at cutting those pills I'll tell ya. But 1mg is not something I can cut out of a 20 mg pill! LOL My GI also wanted me to go REALLY fast with the taper, so I'm hoping my GP will help me out here.

Just wish I could be off this stuff! :(
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Prednisone: tapered to 2.5 mg *eek*, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).

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