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   Posted 11/9/2008 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all-
I am going to see my gastro on Tuesday and tell him I want to go back on the prednisone. Actually I dont want to.. but I cant take the pain, fevers, diarrhea and fatigue anymore. I have been taking darvocet during the day to get thru work and vicodin at nite. The vicodin doesnt take away the pain anymore but it makes it more bearable. I am almost out of both and am going to ask him for more rxes for pain mgt as well. Anyway, my question is are there any other drugs you would recommend instead? I used to use the Ultram but that does nothing anymore.

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 11/9/2008 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Val I did have a med once but cain't remember the name of it and probably threw it out by now it didn't help me much. Are you looking for something for pain or as a crohn's symnptom 's med ? lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still gail

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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 312
   Posted 11/9/2008 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
You can either get a stronger vicoden(7.5 mg hydrocodone), up your dosage of vicoden, or switch to an oxycodone derivative. Make sure you discuss with your doctor because you build tolerances to these medicines and you will get addicted physically...not to mention it doesn't help you heal as fast as if you weren't using a narcotic. Prednisone should help your flare get under control and hopefully you won't need an increase or different pain meds.

UC since age 22, now 27.  Several huge flares since then.  3/4 colon diseased. 
Currently tapering prednisone(10 mg from 80 mg).  Also just starting 6mp again(75 mg) and lialda.   I definately am not liking these drugs.  Maybe surgery one day?

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