sick again -- help with pred

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J-
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 2/20/2010 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
im feeling a flair for the last week or so. last time it was lots of loose bm's but now im feeling loss of appetite and cramping when eating. I still have a bottle of pred, asacol and am thinking about starting them again. I got off all my meds 5ish weeks ago. I am thinking this was dumb. I would like to go to the doc but my med will not cover anything for my cd. How do you do a short dose of pred? 3pills -2 days -- 2 pills - 2 days...

any other ideas?
diagnosed with crohn's 6-15-09 at age 23.

meds:
asacol: 400mg. 3 3X a day
prednisone: 10mg. 3 in the morning

supplements:
multivitamin, cal/mag, probiotic, fish oil, vitamin C, digestive enzymes, rice protein. looking into l-glutamine next


Zanne
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   Posted 2/20/2010 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Can you call your doctor for advice to avoid a doctors visit and a charge? It really depends on how you respond to prednisone as to how much you need for a quick taper. I have been at this for almost 22 years and for me I need about 30mg for 4 days and then go from there, but I've discussed this with my doctor many times and I know how I react to prednisone from many years of tapers and flares.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


sickofitall
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 250
   Posted 2/20/2010 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
You could probably call a pharmacist to assist with the dosage. For me it was 10mg 4 times a day, tapering down by 10mg every week for 4 weeks. So I'm not sure about a short dose. Do you even have enough? If not, you might flair worse when you run out. I know they say the longer you taper the less likely you will flair right away. Good luck!
Current meds:  Remicade and Imuran 50mgs
Tried:  Prednisone, sulfasalzine, lialda, antibiotics
28 yr old female w/ crohn's colitis
NOLA, GO SAINTS!
 


artist guy
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   Posted 2/20/2010 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
my cd has moved up my throat, mouth with canker sores and tongue with leasions, and I had to go 20mgx3 for 3 days, 20mgx2 for 2 days, then 20mg 3days, then stopped flare came right back in 2 days, so now I'm looking at probably long term pred with imuran, but I'm 10x1 with pred, trying to get it down to 0
artist guy

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