Entocort side effects

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luglug
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   Posted 12/12/2008 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello all. My Crohns is mild and I have been taking 1200mg of Asacol 3 times a day for the past year. I had a minor flare and my GI put me on 6mg of Entocort 2 times a day in addition to the Asacol. This was about 3 weeks ago. A couple of friends have noticed a change in my mood lately and now I am starting to notice. There are things going on in my normal life, but nothing extreme like a death in the family or the sudden loss of a job. I wonder if my Entocort is causing me to be more irritable, less patient, and less happy in general. Has anyone else experienced mood type changes while on Entocort?

Thanks,
Lug
Dx with Crohns Nov 07'
Taking 9x 400mg Asacol

Post Edited (luglug) : 12/12/2008 8:32:44 AM (GMT-7)


Nanners
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   Posted 12/12/2008 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Well it is a steroid, and its supposed to have less systemic side effects. But I wouldn't be surprised if the Entocort was given you the moodiness. I am on Pred, just started it, and so far I haven't noticed anything other than increased appetite. Some folks get little to no side effects on Entocort and others do have some side effects. Hope that helps.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.


NostraHistoria
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   Posted 12/12/2008 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   
What kind of a flare did you have?
27m - Dx January 2005 and given 80mg Prednisone to taper off and 12 tablets of Asacol
Normal medication: 12 tablets of Asacol daily


luglug
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   Posted 12/12/2008 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
NostraHistoria said...
What kind of a flare did you have?


I normally was having 2-3 BMs a day with no blood and no mucus. It increased to 5-6 a day. Mostly D, and on some occasions I was seeing small amounts of blood and mucus. No increase in abdominal pain, which has always been low anyway.
Dx with Crohns Nov 07'
Taking 9x 400mg Asacol


PinkFlipFlops
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   Posted 12/12/2008 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi! I am on 6 mg Entocort daily as a maintenance dose for Ileitus. I haven't noticed any mood changes. My only complaints are weight gain and occasional constipation. Do you take your meds in the morning? I take mine at night so it's possible I don't notice some of the side effects because of that. I've read postings on other websites from people who take Entocort and there are definitely some who experience side effects from it. I wish you well.
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