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dinkydee
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   Posted 7/26/2010 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
my neice is flaring...she is vomitting. Her doc is going to call in a script for Prednisone & phenergan. We are on vacation.. Wondering how long will she feel better w/ the prednisone.  any ideas?  Thanks??!
Diagnosed with CD 2006.  Refused to take meds until recently started Colazal. 
 Currently on Prednisone 40mg. Tapering down, now on 20mg.
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Stef17
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   Posted 7/26/2010 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Depends on the dose of pred, but she should notice some relief within 24-48 hours if the dose is high enough

grayeyedblonde
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   Posted 7/26/2010 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree w/ Stef. If he puts her on 40-60 mgs of Pred, plus the phenergan, I would guess 24-48 hrs. Pred kicks in pretty quickly.
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RedSoxGirl85
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   Posted 7/26/2010 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I was put on 40mg of Prednisone and within 2 days I started to see a change. Hope it works just as fast for your neice so you can enjoy your vacation!
RedSoxGirl85
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   Posted 7/26/2010 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   
You may want the nausea med in a suppository, its no good if she is throwing it up faster than it can work .
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misspriss82
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   Posted 7/26/2010 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Phenergran works instantly for me to get me to stop throwing up, but it makes me sooo sleepy that all I can do is sleep. I agree with everyone else that prednisone takes about 1-2 days for me as well.

If she's still throwing up, I would see if your dr. would prescibe zofran too so she can be awake and not throwing up! :)
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   Posted 7/26/2010 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I have to admit for some of us there is really nothing to do, but rest and wait.
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RedSoxGirl85
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   Posted 7/26/2010 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with misspriss82. Plus the Zofran ODT is great because it would just go under her tongue and would absorb that way and it doesn't taste bad. I hope she is starting to feel better. Nothing like going away and getting sick.
RedSoxGirl85
50mg 6MP
10mg Prednisone
1000mg Sulfasalazine 3x Daily
50000IU Vitamin D Once a Week
Zofran ODT As Needed
100MCG/ML INJ, 1ML Cyanocobalamin B12 Every 3 Weeks
 


chornsguy
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   Posted 7/26/2010 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
thats sucks being on a vacaandgetting flare my sympaths and like everoneelse said 1-2 for pred deping on dose

Homeboy
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   Posted 7/26/2010 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
If she gets phenergen, and you mentioned vacation, which makes me think of sun, please keep this in mind.
 
Phenergen causes sun exposure time to increase in a way I can't explain.  If she is out in the sun on phenergen, be careful, or she can catch a sunburn fast.
 
Sunscreens can help, so can clothes, big umbrellas, or something to block out the sun.
Google Phenergen if you need to know more, or ask your pharmacist, they can explain it to you much better than me.
 
Take Care

pimfram
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   Posted 7/26/2010 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Pred usually kicked in within a day, for me. It's probably a good idea if she kept to soft, easily-digested foods for at least a few days.
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dinkydee
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   Posted 7/30/2010 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all so much!
Ended up in the ER. She was given IV steroid and a script for Prednisone 40mg and Zofran.  She has been doing better until today. Started vomiting again and cramps.  She is having difficulty eating bland b/c it is "vacation" time.  But starting tomorrow, very bland, chicken soup etc.  I feel bad for her, but she will feel better this way. 
My Crohns symptoms don't include throwing up....that would be awful.  Poor little thing! They are from Oklahoma and visiting me in Maine.  She definately won't be white water rafting!
Thanks again!
Diagnosed with CD 2006.  Refused to take meds until recently started Colazal. 
 Currently on Prednisone 40mg. Tapering down, now on 20mg.
Colazal 3xday, Antioxidant strips
 Off of the Prednisone!!
I live by faith and not by sight....

Nanners
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   Posted 7/31/2010 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Aww poor baby to be so sick and on vacation. I think she should start feeling some relief in the next day or two. I just started a quick burst of Pred myself and am hoping to start feeling a little better by tomorrow or Monday. Hugs!
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