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Chasblah
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 788
   Posted 3/29/2010 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
what was i saying....
oh yeah.
Since i got off pred, i've been noticing my short term memory really sucks.
reallly bad
i'm blaming it on pred. i was wondering if anyone else feels like they have this side effect.
I have a friend in my local ccfa support group that is on bunches of pred still and i even have noticed this with her.
it's sad. she thinks it's her pred. too.
It's really affecting my job and my personal life. I'm not one to dwell, but this is getting to me. Esp. when it's everyday. I feel like i need to carry around a tape recorder.
what can i do to help it come back. will it ever? i'm not that old and i already feel like my brain's 80.

does anyone else feel like they have this side effect?
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
i only take vitamins now, when I WANT to. :)
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."


suebear
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 5690
   Posted 3/30/2010 7:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Memory loss was not a symptom of long term pred use for me. Perhaps you need to talk with your doctor about this?

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


Allison77
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 421
   Posted 3/30/2010 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
My memory loss stems from 3 strokes, not my prednisone use. Perhaps you should talk to your doctor?

-Allie
RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
 
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."


ducridr
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 139
   Posted 3/30/2010 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I had memory issues while on pred.  Once I was off they are like all my other side effects, they all go away slowly but surely.  I also have had residual memory issues from some of the drugs used to knock me out for scopes and surgeries.  I think I read once (don't quote me on this as it may have come from someone else's belief with no medical proof) that it takes 1 month to get over the memory loss effects of 1 hour under anesthesia.  With everything I've had done in the last 6-12 months that would explain a lot.  I might get back to my old brain in the next year.  turn

You also get the bonus effect of what my friends call mommy brain. smilewinkgrin   They tell me it has been medically proven to exist.
 
I have found that doing brain teasers/puzzles and focusing on working/using my brain has helped me to regain my mental function faster than I have in the past after being knocked out.  I have also found that when I am dehydrated my mind is definitely not as sharp as it normally is so perhaps that may be something else to consider.

Ducridr - 36 - female

Diagnosed w/ severe pancolitis 11/20/2007
Asacol - 6 (400mg) 2x/day, Xifaxin 2 (200mg) 2x/day, Prednisone 15 mg (started at 40mg Nov 08 - off June 09), multi-vitamin, calcium and vit d supplement, potassium supplement, B-12 supplement, Junel FE (BCP),metamucil capsule (1/day) Coumadin (for blood clot) 5mg/day, 1st Remicade treatment 2/4/2009, 2nd - 2/18/09. Currently getting Remicade every 4 weeks.

J-Pouch surgery #1 of 3 on 8/21/2009!!!
Surgery #2 on 1/4/2010
Surgery #3 scheduled for 3/23/2010


Equestrian Mom
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 3115
   Posted 3/30/2010 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I've got it, too! I don't think it is from pred use though...I blame it on all the surgeries I've had and the time under anesthesia:(

Chassity~could you email me? I met this woman who is worried about working in a Vet's office with her new ostomy (still in school but looking forward to getting to work) and I told her you did...would you be willing to be contacted via email if she has questions? If you click on my user name my email is listed...thanks:)
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008


summerstorm
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 6571
   Posted 3/30/2010 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I have lots of trouble with my memory, but i think its more to do with some of the other meds i take, and lack of sleep!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-


Chasblah
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 788
   Posted 3/30/2010 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks all.
no really what i wanted to hear, but i will see the dr. about it.
Chassity
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
i only take vitamins now, when I WANT to. :)
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."

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