What do you take for menstrual cramps if on prednisone?

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ProfCrohny
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   Posted 9/29/2007 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I read that you shouldn't take alleve if on prednisone, but I get really bad menstrual cramps. What do other people take for menstrual cramps while on prednisone? Have other people taken alleve? Thanks so much.
Female, 30. Diagnosed August 2007 with Crohn's Colitis, but diagnosis is not complete, yet. Asacol 400 mg 12 x day. Canasa, Cortifoam, Prednisone 15 mg (tapering). Orthotricyclin Lo, Calcium, Trinity (probiotics), and multivitamin.


Mar1anneC
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   Posted 9/29/2007 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Well they told me not to take alleve, ibuprofen, etc. I have percoset - LOL.

ProfCrohny
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   Posted 9/29/2007 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
what about tylenol? is that okay?
Female, 30. Diagnosed August 2007 with Crohn's Colitis, but diagnosis is not complete, yet. Asacol 400 mg 12 x day. Canasa, Cortifoam, Prednisone 15 mg (tapering). Orthotricyclin Lo, Calcium, Trinity (probiotics), and multivitamin.


jellybean1887
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   Posted 9/29/2007 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I think that Tylenol is supposedly the only "safe" NSAID that people with Crohn's can take. I've been taking it by the capsule full for muscle pain related to prednisone.
"Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing - peace is the measure. ~George Melton~"

Current Meds include: Purinethol, Colazal, Prednisone, and Remicade


sbcgrace
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   Posted 9/29/2007 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Tylenol is fine. I can't tell that it works much on me. When my cramps are really bad, I take lortab. You should also look at the kind of birth control you are taking. I was switched a little over 4 months ago to the 4 periods a year BCP. It has done wonders for my "stomach issues".

Currently 3 x per day 1000mgs Pentasa, Entocort (3mgs), Prilosec, multi vitamin, biotin, Lortab, Librax (for spasms) & VSL#3 (for probiotics) or activia yogurt.

Preparing to start Remicade because I am steroid dependent now.


ProfCrohny
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   Posted 9/29/2007 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much for your responses. I really appreciate it.
Female, 30. Diagnosed August 2007 with Crohn's Colitis, but diagnosis is not complete, yet. Asacol 400 mg 12 x day. Canasa, Cortifoam, Prednisone 15 mg (tapering). Orthotricyclin Lo, Calcium, Trinity (probiotics), and multivitamin.


Jen77
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   Posted 9/29/2007 10:39 PM (GMT -7)   
All I'm allowed to take is Tylenol. My doctor told me any kind of NSAIDS is off limits to me, and he believes my taking Aspirin regularly for headaches caused my GI bleed. Tylenol doesn't always work though, which stinks. I do have Vicoden for more sever pain, lucky I rarely have to take it.
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with mild Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Asacol and Questran.

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