Im having a hard time taking prednisone.

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vid53
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   Posted 2/5/2010 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't understand why I'm having such a problem. I started taking prednisone on Jan. 1st 20Mg a day with no problem for 3 weeks and then the pain was still there and the doctor said to increase it to 40Mg a day, 20 in the morning and 20 at night.As soon as i started the extra 20Mg i have had to go to the hospital because food would come up 2 days later and thought i had a blockage.
The CT scan just showed inflammation in the loop of the small intestines. and i was told to go home and start the prednisone again and all i have is my stomach churning making ungodly sounds and gas non stop.My stomach just wont settle down. Is there anything i can take and is this normal taking prednisone? I have taken prednisone many times before.

Thanks for any info
Vid53

Post Edited (vid53) : 2/5/2010 10:16:52 AM (GMT-7)


Nanners
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   Posted 2/5/2010 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like you might have gotten the acid reflux that Pred can sometimes cause. I might suggest something like Pepcid AC or OTC Prilosec while you are on the Pred to see if that helps any.

Hugs!
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Homeboy
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   Posted 2/5/2010 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Prednisone is hard on your stomach. To answer your question, yes, it could be responsible for making you so nauseated.

As nanners suggested, start on some type of antiacid med right away, but these take time to work, you need relief now. Ask your g.i. to give you some phenergen. They come in 25mg tablets, and I suggest you start out with 1/4 of that tablet, as they are quite powerful. Use them with care, as they can make you quite sleepy.

Zofran is another one, but I have no experience with it, supposedly it does not make you so sleepy.

Take Care

Nanners
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   Posted 2/5/2010 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Honestly, either one of those meds will work pretty quickly. The Pepcid AC will work right away, but the OTC Prilosec might take a day or two at the most. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

vid53
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   Posted 2/5/2010 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
The doctor called and told me to take an extra Prilosec and it seemed to help within an hour. He also told me to stay on a low residue diet for the weekend. I sure hope i feel better to get back to work on Monday.

Thanks for the replies

Nanners
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   Posted 2/5/2010 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Prednisone does the samething to me everytime. Hope the extra Prilosec does the trick. Hugs~
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

vid53
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   Posted 2/6/2010 5:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Well i had some fish last night and felt pretty good and then i woke up 12 hours later feeling completely full. Almost like it was hard to breath .I have no appetite at all and my stomach rumbles and sounds like 2 cats fighting.

Nanners
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   Posted 2/6/2010 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
You might want to call your doctors office and tell them how you are feeling. Sounds like something else is going on in there.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*
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