I have a question about Pred.

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Tj1
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   Posted 12/16/2008 9:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Docor put me back on Pred. 30mg but didn't say how to take it and as always I never think to ask while there. Would you split it up or take it in the evening all at one time?
 DX'd with UC 2000.
 DX'd with CD 8-9-08
 
 allergic to Asacol
 Colazal made it worse
 Prednisone 20mg X2 daily   
 Flagyl 500mg X2 daily
 First Remicade infusion 8-9-08
 
 Toprol XL --  Hypertension
 Insulin   --   Diabetes 


Ides
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   Posted 12/16/2008 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
First off, if I took 30 mg of prednisone in the evening I would never sleep. That type of dosage does give lots of people insomnia so it is best taken in the morning. Usually, doctors prescribe the entire dose to be taken at one time. HOWEVER, not all doctors do that so you need to call the office in the AM and ask for clarification.
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LMills
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   Posted 12/16/2008 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to take it with dinner and was fine, but the second or third time around I had trouble sleeping and had something that felt like restless leg syndrome in my shoulders and arms. You can split it up OR take it all at once. Whichever suits you. If you have trouble sleeping then take it in the morning. If you feel like taking it all at once doesn't help you the entire day then split it in half for the morning and noon times. Just as examples really..either way is fine. You just have to find what works best for you.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone(down to 10 mg), pentasa, bentyl as needed, prilosec, tandem plus, humira, and good probiotics
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.

"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


Tj1
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   Posted 12/16/2008 11:33 PM (GMT -7)   
EEk!! I did put evening didn't I. Even I know it wouldn't be good to take that much in the evening I too get insomnia on Pred.. I really did mean morning. What an airhead Huh. Thanks for the feedback Ides and LMills. I was on 40mg in July, August, Sept.and Oct. and took 20 in am and 20 in pm and didn't sleep much at all. Thats why I was asking.
 DX'd with UC 2000.
 DX'd with CD 8-9-08
 
 allergic to Asacol
 Colazal made it worse
 Prednisone 20mg X2 daily   
 Flagyl 500mg X2 daily
 First Remicade infusion 8-9-08
 
 Toprol XL --  Hypertension
 Insulin   --   Diabetes 


lilturbo
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   Posted 12/16/2008 11:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello!

I always take my prednisone first thing in the morning otherwise I wouldn't be able to sleep! I take the full prednisone dosage at the same time. Good luck and I hope you get to sleep!!! Gotta love the pred (NOT)!! =)

Take Care,
Emma
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pb4
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   Posted 12/16/2008 11:59 PM (GMT -7)   
All 30 first thing in the am when you get up is best, a persons reaction to pred can change every time they're on it as well, but it's still always best to take your whole dose at once first thing in the am.

:)
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gachrons
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   Posted 12/17/2008 3:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I am going a five day sprint on it and first thing in the morning for me with breakfast. Hope it works it's magic.lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


Nanners
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   Posted 12/17/2008 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes I am on Pred right now too, and I take it the very first thing in the morning. Haven't had any probs with insomnia this time. Good luck!!
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.


ImAud
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   Posted 12/17/2008 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
my doctor made me split it up and take 15mg in the morning and 15mg at night...i think it really helped me not feel as wired as i would if i took it all at once...good luck :)
21 year old female
Diagnosed with Moderate to Severe Crohn's August 2008 (hospitalized for over a month right after)
Taking...canasa, rowasa, 6mp, aciphex, and Remicade every 6 weeks
As needed...zofran, lortab, tylenol 3, bentyl
Off of Prednisone!!!

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