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   Posted 9/28/2007 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Doc has me on Prednisone 10mg and Pentasa 250mg im moody has h e l l  cant think straight feel like ive smoked 2 joints headaches and cant remeber stuff told the doc this but he said i still have to take it the only good thing coming from this is i  can pooooop thank u for your time sorry to bug 

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   Posted 9/28/2007 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
This isn't easy, boomer, Prednisone is a tough medication, and so is Pentasa. I've got my diagnose in june this year, and I have just tapered Prednisone. I didn't get Pentasa.
Prednisone is a medicine that makes your immunesystem work different than before. This makes the small intestine and the colon better, and it takes away a lot of pain. It is ment to take the inflammation away, and it works better the longer time you stay on it. Also it works better if you take Pentasa at the same time.
Try to drink 10 cups of water each day, this could make the headache dissapear. Nice that we are able to poop when we use prednisone, and I hope that it will continue that way after you have tapered Pred. If I guess, I think you will continue to use Pentasa after you are off pred. It's not unusual. (We should always drink a lot of water each day, it helps preventing a lot of trouble in the body)

Good luck,
with all the best from Ingrid :-)

Diagnosed CD June 2007. Have been on a minor prednisone medication. Did make a difference while max dosed. Got my problems back when tapering.
Using Low Dose Naltrexone from sept. 2007. See A member in the group "lowdosenaltrexone" at yahoo.
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   Posted 9/28/2007 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi boomer,sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well.I've never used pred,but I have been on pentasa for a little over 3 years & it has really helped me alot w/inflammation.

I hope that you get everything straightened out w/your meds soon & that you start feeling better.Take care.
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   Posted 9/30/2007 7:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, boomer, What you have told us its from the pred. It amkes you moody and mood swings from it and
moon face from the pred. I never let any of my doctors put me on this drug.
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   Posted 9/30/2007 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
hi boomer, i was started on prednisone yesterday at 40 mgs to start. i am also on pentasa 4000mg daily since the beginning of august. so far so good with the pred, i have not noticed any side effects from the pentasa so i am sure it's the pred that's call you in a tizzy :( how much longer to go on it?

hope you feel better soon! take care :)

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   Posted 10/1/2007 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi The pred. at 10mgs doseage is not much if your an adult. It does make a person moody but at 10 I felt pretty good. I know it can be hard on the memory too just hang in there and hopefully you won't be on it long. I take my last 2.5mgs tomorrow and I been on them since Jan. so will be glad to get myself off them. They do help with the BM.s and get things working better that's for sure.I also followed a low roughage diet too which helped me alot. lol gail

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   Posted 10/5/2007 1:54 AM (GMT -6)   
thanx for replies doc says he will start weening me off preds. on the 17th and yes i am an adult but 4'8" 66lbs not a normal size one
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