Crashing hard from pred. Vent !

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isergodur
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   Posted 8/2/2009 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I never been the depressed person but now I cant get out of bed or do anything else than sleep :(
I thought I was maybe that my liver enzymes are not good at the moment and it was just making me sleepy but I can see it crystal clear now I am depressed.

I cant bother taking a shower or getting out of bed, nothing gets me interested at the moment and I am not eating much.

I am a Pollyanna person always looking at the bright side of life, don't get what is happening with me know.

I was on pred in the beginning of July for eight day's could I be crashing hard from that ?

I also was recently Dx with Autoimmune hepatitis, I know that is not exactly what I was hoping for and I am getting more depressed about that because I seem to be near my first remission with the CD/UC and my doc sait I could try to have kids as soon as I was in remission but no I have to wait for my stupid liver to be better

What do you think do you get depressed from only one week of pred when you stop, or is it the Dx of AIH getting me down :(

The only good thing I can look forward to is that I am getting a new puppy smurf
24 year old female
Diagnosed with :
Endometriosis march 2007
Anxiety disorder august 2007
Crohn's disease in December 2008 Then they changed it to UC in June 2009.
and Autoimmune Hepeatitis in July 2009


Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Cipralex and Cerazette.
My wonderful dogs :) ~ www.poodle.is ~


aoccc
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   Posted 8/2/2009 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
hmm i want a puppy..what kind u getting?
SCD since 01, remission since 01, occasional random junk food breaks :)
No meds ever.


isergodur
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   Posted 8/2/2009 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
aoccc said...
hmm i want a puppy..what kind u getting?


Standard Poodle.
I am going to Sweden in end of August (if my doc allows me to go) to pick a puppy.
And she will come to Iceland in December :)
24 year old female
Diagnosed with :
Endometriosis march 2007
Anxiety disorder august 2007
Crohn's disease in December 2008 Then they changed it to UC in June 2009.
and Autoimmune Hepeatitis in July 2009


Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Cipralex and Cerazette.
My wonderful dogs :) ~ www.poodle.is ~


pimfram
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   Posted 8/2/2009 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Prednisone does affect adrenal glands, which could explain your lack of liveliness. But it has been a month since you were on it. Were you on a pred taper or were you on a low dose?
Diagnosed with CD July 2007.
Hospitalized:
July 2007
August 2007
December 2008
January 2009
July 2009


isergodur
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   Posted 8/2/2009 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
pimfram said...
Prednisone does affect adrenal glands, which could explain your lack of liveliness. But it has been a month since you were on it. Were you on a pred taper or were you on a low dose?


I started with 40 mg and tapper down the next 8 days to 10 mg and then quit. I had allergic reaction that why I was taking the pred.
24 year old female
Diagnosed with :
Endometriosis march 2007
Anxiety disorder august 2007
Crohn's disease in December 2008 Then they changed it to UC in June 2009.
and Autoimmune Hepeatitis in July 2009


Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Cipralex and Cerazette.
My wonderful dogs :) ~ www.poodle.is ~


pimfram
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   Posted 8/2/2009 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Whenever I was on predisone, I stepped down a level every 7 days (40 > 30 > 20 > 15 > 10 > 5 > end), not the whole shebang in 8 days. No wonder you're having issues.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007.
Hospitalized:
July 2007
August 2007
December 2008
January 2009
July 2009


Sunaddict
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   Posted 8/2/2009 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   

I say speak with you doc. I've been on pred 8 different times, and never once did I taper fast, always once a week the dosage would change, and even at that I had depression problems due to weight gain and so on.

Hope you feel better real soon.


25 year old woman. Crohn's all my life but diagnosed at age 18.Been on prednisone 8 times. which they will not give me anymore(doesn't work for me)I am on Prevacide for the ulcers I get in the stomach,pantesa. I've been on and off imuran,entocort,number of others I can think of. I have cronh's in the small bowel,colon,stomach. Since Nov 08 I've been suffering from RA which is just as bad as CD. haven't been able to work for the last 2 years. Awaiting to start Humira since being on Remicade for 1 year 4 months that no longer works.Now on Humira and back on Imuran as well.RA pains all gone!


Keeper
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   Posted 8/2/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
The usual taper is for any duration over 3 days. Less than 3 days and you can just stop the pred. More than 3 days and the taper is done by weekly reductions. The problem is caused because taking pred causes your adrenal gland to reduce cortisol production, so when you reduce the pred, it takes a while for the adrenal gland to start up again. For more detail, see: about.com

Nanners
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   Posted 8/3/2009 7:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Isergoder, I would definetly get in with your family doc and discuss this. You have had multiple issues hit you lately, and its no wonder why you are feeling so down. Please see your family doc and see if he can give you something to help in the short while.

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Gail*Nanners*
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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littlemissmuffet
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   Posted 8/3/2009 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I am not suprised you are feeling down, I too would advise seeking help
Diagnosed 2005.  41 year old female living in UK
 
Current medication  -  infliximab infusions, ranitidine, ferrous sulphate, Vitamin B12 injections.


isergodur
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   Posted 8/3/2009 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I am talking to my psychiatrist tomorrow and going to my GI for some blood work so we will soon fix me I hope.
Now I am helping with the delivery of some beautiful German shepherd puppies so I am feeling good at the moment :)

Thanks for all your good advice don't know what I would do with out you guys ;)
24 year old female
Diagnosed with :
Endometriosis march 2007
Anxiety disorder august 2007
Crohn's disease in December 2008 Then they changed it to UC in June 2009.
and Autoimmune Hepeatitis in July 2009


Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Cipralex and Cerazette.
My wonderful dogs :) ~ www.poodle.is ~


FallColors
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   Posted 8/3/2009 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Puppies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That has to make you feel better!!! Sooooo cute!!! Let us know what they are like!
Diagnosed with Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.


isergodur
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   Posted 8/4/2009 12:31 AM (GMT -7)   
FallColors said...
Puppies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That has to make you feel better!!! Sooooo cute!!! Let us know what they are like!


It was so fun she had 3 beautiful and healthy puppies two girls and one boy :)
I am the biggest dog lover ever so if that does not get me better nothing will ;)
24 year old female
Diagnosed with :
Endometriosis march 2007
Anxiety disorder august 2007
Crohn's disease in December 2008 Then they changed it to UC in June 2009.
and Autoimmune Hepeatitis in July 2009


Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Cipralex and Cerazette.
My wonderful dogs :) ~ www.poodle.is ~


FallColors
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   Posted 8/4/2009 3:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh that is wonderful! I hope Mom well and resting comfortably. And those pups must be adorable! I am glad they bring you joy!
Diagnosed with Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.

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