F/U Positives of Prednisone

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Artzichic882
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   Posted 10/11/2008 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I posted earlier this week about going on prednisone and how I wanted to know the positives of it. I have now been on it for a few days, taking 60 mg this week...50 mg next week...and continuing to taper for 6 weeks. So far I do not have any side effects. How long does it usually take the side effects to kick in?

I also went to my first training session for the 1/2 marathon to raise money for CCFA. I had such a good run, 4.5 miles and met some fantastic people. It is so hard to describe but surrounded by people that have CD or UC actually made me feel like I finally belong, which is not something I have felt in a long time. It was great to see how others are dealing with the disease and to work together to raise money for a cure! I have been so happy today, I know now that I truly need to do this race.

-Lisa

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sjkly
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   Posted 10/11/2008 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I start having side effects on day one of that does-but just ravenous hunger and a very short temper. As soon as I got to about 20 mgs I had none at all. Do follow Kasper87s advice though he is right about those long term effects.
Sj

Artzichic882
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   Posted 10/11/2008 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for giving me some idea about the side effects. I also had not been thinking about the long term side effects and have been slacking on my calcium so I will start taking more.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at ileum 2.5 years ago.
Currently on: Prednisone & Pentasa


Jen77
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   Posted 10/11/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
The longer you take them the more risk you have of the worst kind of side effects. But after the first week or so I started having the mood swings, and hunger kick in. Around that time I started seeing a great iincrease of energy .The weight gain was a gradual thing.

Everyone is different, and responds differently of course!
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure). Tapered off prednisone a month ago!


Keeper
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   Posted 10/11/2008 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm telling everyone whenever I see "calcium supplements" - do NOT take calcium carbonate. It reduces stomach acid levels and this makes it hard to absorb other minerals - like iron. It also prevents proper digestion of proteins. Take calcium citrate or a similar organic molecule like gluconate etc. They are already neutralized forms of calcium and are much better absorbed and they don't interfere with mineral or protein absorption.

Artzichic882
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   Posted 10/12/2008 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Keeper, I will keep that in mind.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at ileum 2.5 years ago.
Currently on: Prednisone & Pentasa

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