So, I went to the ER today. I had been feeling pretty well, although was having a mini-flare starting at the end of July. Dr. put me on entocort to try to help out. I was doing fairly well...the pain was decreasing, etc. Well, last night that came to an abrupt halt! I had a fever of 103.8 and SEVERE pain. So, I dragged myself to the ER and of course they don't know what to do with me...although they had quite a bit of knowledge about crohns...much better than the last time I was there. I got some pain meds (wonderful by the way) and some steroids by IV. Now, here is my question. They dr. prescribed me prednisone (which I have been on before) but this taper is only 6 days long. I'm supposed to take 60 mg tomorrow, 50 they next day, 40 the next, and so on until I'm off. Does this seem normal? I know he referred to the on call GI (mine is out of town) so I'm sure it's fine...just seems wierd to me. Any thoughts would be appreciated! thanks!
Diagnosed with crohn's in January 2008!
Pentasa 1000 mg 4 times a day
Was on topamax for migraines...off now to try to get pregnant
No longer on Nexium...well now i"m back on it!
On Entocourt for the next 6 weeks to see if I can get out of my flare!
I am 27 years old and have been married for 2 1/2 years. My husband and I are currently going to try to get pregnant. This is our first month trying, so wish us luck!!