Prednisone and memory loss.

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vid53
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   Posted 8/1/2008 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on a daily dose of 5mg prednisone for about 9 months now because nothing seems to work except the prednisone. I just had a colonoscopy and all polyps were benign and no sign of active crohns. So my doctor told me to see him in 4 weeks and im sure he will want to wean me off then.
The real scary thing was that tonight I started to walk over to the neighbors house , who I might talk to only a few times a year and for the life of me I could not remember their names as I approached them and then all of a sudden it came to me. Can prednisone do this and will the memory get better as I get off of it? I am 55 and on blood pressure pills, prilosce, pantaza and prednisone.

Thanks for any input
Vid53

LittleSisSmurf
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   Posted 8/1/2008 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Im 35 and my memory is gone. Well, no where near as vivid as it was before prednisone. Ive been on it for 2 yrs. I take 5 mg. daily and 40-50 when im flaring. I am also taking imuran. This topic has been posted many times b4 hehehe.
I am 34rs. old mother or 2 wonderful kids. I have crohn's colitis. I am on Imuran, pred., and am starting remicade. My 18 yr. old son has just been diagnosed with crohn's too.


Erik45
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   Posted 8/1/2008 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I have the same problem lately my wife keeps giving me crap for not listening to her but i just can't remember what she says sometimes. I glad i'm not the only one. If anyone esle has this problem on pred.. let us know..thanks.
Crohns for 13 years
1 surgery so far
2 times in hospital for blockages
MEDS:
Remicade
Imuran
B12 Injections


vid53
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   Posted 8/1/2008 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Also if the memory improved after stopping.

LBJ
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   Posted 8/1/2008 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Memory is bad on it and off of it!! LOL I always blame it on my son and say he took all my brain cells when I gave
birth to him!!! LOL
Living with Crohn's Disease since Jan./2000 but had a few years prior
I'm a true Crohnie with IBS and Arthrities too
 
Meds I have tried:  Too many to list- LOL
Meds currently on:  Prednisone 15mg tapering
                           Methotrexate injections once a week 25mg
                           Folic Acid 5mg once a week
                           Wellbutrin twice a day
No Surgeries
 


78SilvAnniv
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   Posted 8/1/2008 9:48 PM (GMT -7)   
The pred seems to mess with my eyesight the most. I have had issues with memory and it drives my poor Hubby batty when I can't remember. I'm usually very, ...um, what were we talking about?....
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
 
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry. 
I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returning after resuming 6MP.


gachrons
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   Posted 8/2/2008 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Yes things got somewhat better after getting off the pred. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


Erik45
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   Posted 8/2/2008 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Me too as well it got better off it but now that i'm on it, its driving me nuts sometimes.
Crohns for 13 years
1 surgery so far
2 times in hospital for blockages
MEDS:
Remicade
Imuran
B12 Injections


lilturbo
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   Posted 8/2/2008 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on and off of prednisone pretty consistently the past two years. I have never experience memory loss with prednisone.

Remicade, however, has been a different story for me. I am DEFINITELY more flighty and have definitely forgotten things while on Remicade.

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Sniper
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   Posted 8/2/2008 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I was going to answer you but I forgot the question. I also think that the stuff they knock you out with for a scope does that too..
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indigosunrise
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   Posted 8/3/2008 5:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I just stepped down from 5 mg of prednisone to 2.5. I have noticed memory issues while being on this drug and I have to write everything down. I also don't seem as mentally "organized" if that makes sense.

I have also noticed a change in my vision while on the prednisone.

gfkak
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   Posted 8/3/2008 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
wow i didnt know it could do that i havent been on it for a few years now but i do get memmorie loss and was told by my doctor it was due to low b12, now i get injections every 3 months and im fine although when there almost due i start to see myself slipping a bit. hope ive helped some how good luck
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