No operation YET coming of pred any suggestions

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   Posted 8/9/2010 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Well been to sergan he wants me to not have a resection yet because allready had 3 in sml b allready anyway no blockage 4 2wks now ,But been on pred 4 15yrs for the last 3yrs only 10 to 15 m now down 2 5m in just two weeks from 15m what kind of side affects am i going to exsperiance has anyone eles gone throught any thing simular,have head aches and shortness of breath but i am a smoker and tyred grumpy could these be a side affect xx idea

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   Posted 8/10/2010 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 8/10/2010 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi bec,
Wow 15 years on pred, that is a long time.
I was on it for 7 years and finally got off it in April this year due to the fact that Humira kicked in for me.
I experienced all of the above but am slowly getting rid of the headaches. I am still grumpy and fatigued and there are days where I wish I could take 20mg just to pump me back up again, but that would be dumb :-)   I guess each month off it has seen me get less withdrawal symptoms so I will be patient and hopefully feel less grumpy and fatigued.
Hope you are successful in getting off the pred.
Good luck bec :-)
Take care
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