Feeling better at 10 mg of pred!

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Jen77
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 2736
   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
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 1445
   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
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 2113
   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
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 2736
   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).

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, May 22, 2017 11:30 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,813,231 posts in 308,872 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151412 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Katyc.
470 Guest(s), 16 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
ShutterGy, tedgard, larry088, hypoHashimoto, astroman, summer16, getting by, LindaLew, hollsya, Octobrsky13, FLBeachgal, Traveler, JackH, k07, straydog, iPoop


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2017 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer