When I was first dx. with Crohns and in a flare, I was having terrible chest pains that the doctors could not explain. For some strange reason, when I started the Prednisone, the chest pains disappeared! My brother in law is a cardiologist, and thinks that maybe my chest pain was muscular, which is why the steroids would have helped. I agree with Gachrons that I also try not to eat much past dinner to avoid indigestion. I also like Pepcid AC...for some reason that works better for me than the Protonix, which was very expensive and supposed to be stronger! If I have learned anything, it's that you have to experiment with what works for you, as we all seem to have our own idiosyncratic ways of responding. Glad to hear you are feeling better!
48 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's Sept-Oct. 2007