2 weeks of Pred and no change

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/26/2008 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

I've been on 40 mg of Prednisone now for 15 days, and there has been no change in my flare. Still bloody D, cramping, back pain, getting up 5+ times a night, nausea etc. Of course the Dr. office is closed today, so I will call on Monday ASAP to get an appointment. I feel like something should have changed after 15 days of prednisone.
Rachael - 24 years old, diagnosed with CD in Dec. of 2004.

Currently on 40 mg of Prednisone, 2.4mg Lialda, and 100mg Azathioprine.

I thank God every day for an amazing support network of family, my boyfriend who has been there since the beginning, and my friends who never waver.

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   Posted 12/26/2008 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rachael, If you can't get into see the doctor I would consider going to the ER.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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   Posted 12/26/2008 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I think something should have gotten better by now too and getting in touch with your Dr. is probably a good idea.Keep in touch and let us know how things are for you. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail

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   Posted 12/26/2008 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I second what the others have said. I stayed on 40 mg for about two weeks also and nothing happened. My flare got worse and worse until I had lost enough blood and fluid so I couldn't stand or stay awake. I went into the ER and they hooked me up to IV steroids and fluids. The intravenous steroids should help jump start things so that the tablets will work later. That's what they told me anyway.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 30 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, prilosec in the morning, tandem plus, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting the specific carbohydrate diet. Cheated once for Christmas.

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

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   Posted 12/26/2008 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with L Mills.  It took 100MG of IV steriods for 1 week to get it to jump start for me.  The pills alone didnt do anything until I had the IV then after that I was fine. =)

Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 22 years old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed.
Current Meds: Humira (bi-weekly)

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 113
   Posted 12/26/2008 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I totally agree with eveyrone on here! When i was first diagnosed i was on 40mg of pred for 2 weeks and it was hell..nothing changed..i had bloody diarreah 10 to 12 times a day and was in so much pain..i ended up not being able to get up one morning..had a high fever and was dehydrated (i couldn't even walk!) my doctor told me to rush to the ER immediately..i stayed in the hospital for over 5 weeks...dont let it ever get that bad..get ahold of ur doctor right a way! u can't suffer through this..i learned that the hard way...good luck and i hope u feel better soon!
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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