Pred and Pentasa - two questions Please

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DaveF
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   Posted 6/25/2010 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
HI
Need your insight please. I am taking 40mg of Pred and Pentassa. I have the following 2 questions
1) Yesterday one shin started to hurt and I could not raise my right foot. Today both shins started to hurt like heck. I am now struggeling to walk. Do you think this is anything to do with the meds and do you think I should take any action?
2) I bought Pentassa from UK. It is a tab not a capsule. Do you think this is an issue?
 
Thanks as always
 
David
 

Symptoms since I was 15 (now 50), 2 “definitive” IBS diagnoses but no treatment except “eat more broccoli, you are not getting enough roughage"..lol, CD in small bowel diagnoses with Pill Cam 06/2010, Kapidex 60mg, Prednisone 30 mg (tapering down over the next couple of months), Pentasa 4,000 mg, Amitripyline 10 mg, SCD, Freeda  - Multi Vitamin  & 2000 UI D3,  Melatonin 9mg


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   Posted 6/25/2010 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
You might want to call your doc and ask. I have heard of some people having issues with either of those meds. So be on the safe side and call the doc. Hugs!
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DaveF
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   Posted 6/25/2010 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
thank you :-)

Symptoms since I was 15 (now 50), 2 “definitive” IBS diagnoses but no treatment except “eat more broccoli, you are not getting enough roughage"..lol, CD in small bowel diagnoses with Pill Cam 06/2010, Kapidex 60mg, Prednisone 30 mg (tapering down over the next couple of months), Pentasa 4,000 mg, Amitripyline 10 mg, SCD, Freeda  - Multi Vitamin  & 2000 UI D3,  Melatonin 9mg


appy.lovee
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   Posted 6/25/2010 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah, I'd definatly call your doctor, and make sure to let us know how your doing.
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vixen
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   Posted 6/25/2010 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
I don't know if there is an issue with either of them but what I can say is do not be alarmed by the fact that the 'UK'pentasa is in tablet form :-)   Being in tablet form as opposed to capsule form shouldn't make any difference

DaveF
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   Posted 6/26/2010 4:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi
I talked to doc and
1) She told the tabs are no good. The capsules are designed to get to the small bowel and that is my issue. So now I am trying to return about $800 worth of pills and am trying to get the new ones quick. Actually, although it is a pain I am sort of happy. I am taking all these drugs, doing SCD and I am not doing nearly as well as I would like. Potentially I now know why. Good!
2) Doc told me to reduce dosage of Pred to 20mgs and if no improvement see her on Monday. It seems really weird to me. I can still barely walk from the pain in my shins. Anyways, Pred does not seem to helping me much (or at all) so less is better from my perspective. I can hardly wait to start sleeping past 3:00 AM again.
Thanks for your good thoughts
David

Symptoms since I was 15 (now 50), 2 “definitive” IBS diagnoses but no treatment except “eat more broccoli, you are not getting enough roughage"..lol, CD in small bowel diagnoses with Pill Cam 06/2010, Kapidex 60mg, Prednisone 30 mg (tapering down over the next couple of months), Pentasa 4,000 mg, Amitripyline 10 mg, SCD, Freeda  - Multi Vitamin  & 2000 UI D3,  Melatonin 9mg

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