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Vin
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   Posted 2/17/2009 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
can anyone tell me what steroid induced diabetes feels like?  i feel very thirsty, i have very bad joint pain in my ankles and wrists that feels cold/hot and numb at times.  i have horrible fatigue where i feel like i am giong to pass out.  i feel flu-like also.  i am going to my primary today to discuss but i feel very very sick and i am not sure if this is chrons/colitis related, steroid related, something else, or all 3 of the above.   i have been getting sicker again every day since i got out of the hospital on friday.  not sure whats going on...but it keeps getting worse and i am kind of worried.   they said in the hospital my flare wasn't severe enough to warrant how sick i was feeling. 
 
thoughts?
 
Vin
History: UC/Chrons since age 22, now 27.  Several huge flares since then.  Entire colon diseased at some point from cecum to rectum.  Also had previous inflammation in terminal ileum.
Currently: flare -9/19/08 - now|Panic Disorder - 6/25/08 - now|Lyme Disease - 12/09/08 - now|Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome - 6 recent mod dysplasia moles excised, and many more to shave biopsy.
Drugs: prednisone 30 mg|6mp 75 mg|lialda 4.8 mg|Paxil 50 mg|Klonopin .25 mg|Trazodone 50 mg|PRN Perc/Tramadol
 
 
 
 
 


andorable
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   Posted 2/17/2009 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   
They still let you out knowing you were feeling that sick? Wow thats terrible. Im sorry you are feeling so bad, I dont know a lot about the steroid induced diabetes but my grandmother was a diabetic and we all have to get checked for it every so often and I had it during my pregnancys. I do know one of the symptoms of diabetes is increased thirst so I would get someone to take you to your docs visit today you dont sound well enough to be driving. Please let us know how you go and hope you get well soon. take care

conorconan1
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   Posted 2/17/2009 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pal,
 
sorry you are feeling so unwell. As andorable said, make sure someone drives you to the doctors today. Some of the symptoms of being Diabetic is thurst, feelingsreally weak when you blood surgar is down. To the point of where your hands will tremer until you eat some sugar. Also, stinging in the eys is also a sing of it. My father has type 2 and I see this with him al the time. Be safe and give us an update. Good luck friend.
DX November 2008 - after years of searching for an answer
 
Prednisolone 30mg (now coming of them - yesss) asacol, 3000mg -Omeprazole 40mg for acid reflux - Buscopan 10mg (a daily) Remedeine 30mg-Probiotic


gachrons
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   Posted 2/18/2009 4:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi My sugar went up with the pred. but I didn't have too many symptoms. I cut back on the sweets. Hope you get some relief soon and let us know how you are doing. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


Vin
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 312
   Posted 2/19/2009 12:10 AM (GMT 0)   
Im not quite as sick today which is the first time i can say that in weeks! No fever today, less joint pains, less d, little more energy. the weird hot/cold flashes in my feet arent as bad either. I need a few more days of this to think that maybe things are gonna start to look up for once...but im not counting on it based on history!

I went to my primary doctor yesterday and he decided to run a whole plethora of blood work to make sure theres nothing else beside GI issues going on. That should take a few days. In the meantime he gave me ultram 200 mg er tablets to take so that sholud hold me over with the joint pain, stomach cramps until we get some results back. Took 1 last night and was effective thankfully. so far today haven't needed any.

alot of times this stuff can be very confusing. with lowered immunity, i am a revolving door of disease which may masquerade as one long term ilness when in fact i may just have a series of infections or viruses.. or even pred withdrawal or pred itself. its hard to tell whats what. every night i go to sleep and hope that i wake up feeling less sick. i started out pretty rough today but got better as the day went on.

Vin


History: UC/Chrons since age 22, now 27.  Several huge flares since then.  Entire colon diseased at some point from cecum to rectum.  Also had previous inflammation in terminal ileum.
Currently: flare -9/19/08 - now|Panic Disorder - 6/25/08 - now|Lyme Disease - 12/09/08 - now|Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome - 6 recent mod dysplasia moles excised, and many more to shave biopsy.
Drugs: prednisone 30 mg|6mp 75 mg|lialda 4.8 mg|Paxil 50 mg|Klonopin .25 mg|Trazodone 50 mg|PRN Perc/Tramadol
 
 
 
 
 


gachrons
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Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 2/18/2009 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Vin Glad you are feeling better and hope your bloodwork comes out good. Let us know how it goes. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


Vin
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 312
   Posted 2/18/2009 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
spoke too soon! back up to 100 degree fever. it was nice though for a few hours. always get it. something is goin on.

Vin
History: UC/Chrons since age 22, now 27.  Several huge flares since then.  Entire colon diseased at some point from cecum to rectum.  Also had previous inflammation in terminal ileum.
Currently: flare -9/19/08 - now|Panic Disorder - 6/25/08 - now|Lyme Disease - 12/09/08 - now|Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome - 6 recent mod dysplasia moles excised, and many more to shave biopsy.
Drugs: prednisone 30 mg|6mp 75 mg|lialda 4.8 mg|Paxil 50 mg|Klonopin .25 mg|Trazodone 50 mg|PRN Perc/Tramadol
 
 
 
 
 

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