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   Posted 5/20/2010 12:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been on prednisone a lot this past year and notice that I get to feeling overly warm and sweating quite a bit. I've never noticed it before but did see it listed as a side effect. Has anyone else experienced this? I hate it when I'm at work and it happens. I know it's the least of my problems, but I'm on the verge of cutting off my hair.
Dxd CD in 2003. Scope Aug/09 shows UC.
Meds: Colazal, prilosec, darvocet, prednisone, cipro, flagyl

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   Posted 5/20/2010 1:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Personally I've sweated heavily since I first had this disease in my teens, 40 years ago. I can't remember if prednisone made it worse or more frequent. A member just recently told me her Dr. recommended the drug Buscopan to stop night sweats. Unfortunately for her it only worked one night but I tried it and it's worked for me for 2 weeks now at night except when I try to reduce the # of doses a day. Here's my dosage, 10mg bucscopan (Hyoscine ButylBromide) 3 times a day. During the day it's not as effective if I add heat to my body, ie. I have coffee or tea, eat a hot meal or have a hot shower then I still need to sit in front of fans to really cool down. Here's hoping you'll get to try it and it works for you, please let me know. Good luck. Rob
Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.

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   Posted 5/20/2010 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I went through the last month sweating profusely in bed. Figured it was just my crohns being "active." Never had the sweats until recently to tell you the truth and I haven't been taking any medication except the occasional pentasa or nexium.
28 Y/O Male DXed Crohns in 2000.
Fistulotomy/Fistulectomy 2001
Been on many meds including Remicade.
Asacol and Pentasa on a when-needed basis as of recent
Current regimen: Diet and Exercise.

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   Posted 5/20/2010 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
he, cd does give alot of people the nite sweats, I know me for sure, then when I started pred this year, I had to sleep on a towel it was so bad, as the dose decreased i was sweating less, then when i got down to 10mg per day it went away, or my body got used to it. funny when I started pred, i had the exact post you started. good luck.

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   Posted 5/20/2010 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Prednisone can cause increased sweating. How much are you taking in a day?

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   Posted 5/20/2010 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm on 30mg now. I"m not having trouble so much at night, or at least it doesn't bother me. It's just at work that I feel embarrassed. Maybe I should take a fan to work with me. Thanks for your replies.
Dxd CD in 2003. Scope Aug/09 shows UC.
Meds: Colazal, prilosec, darvocet, prednisone

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   Posted 5/21/2010 12:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I am hot and I can't sleep. It's definitely prednisone but I am sure the mini flare-up isn't helping.

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   Posted 5/21/2010 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, I hated being on predinisone!! I would wake up just soaked, and then when I would be at work, with the thermostat at 65 in dead winter, I would start pouring again!!

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   Posted 5/21/2010 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Pred makes me pour sweat...I hate it!!! I cannot stand summertime if on Pred
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Dx'd with Crohn's colitis May 05, spread to ileum as of 08'-- Currently on Humira every 2wks, Pentasa, Entocort, Phenergan,Zantac, Ambien

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   Posted 5/21/2010 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh gosh, yes yes yes. I've been on pred for almost 2 months now (down to 10 mg) and it's almost June in Florida....I have been MISERABLE. Ugh.
chronic active colitis/possible Crohn's - unspecified IBD - waiting on a PillCam
Lialda 1.2 mg 2x/day
Prednisone 20 mg taper in progress
Darvocet or Lortab as needed for pain

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