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pam222
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   Posted 7/4/2010 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Is it the Prednisone or the Humira or both?
I have always bruised easily, and I know I bruised more when I was on Pred before, but this time it is bad! I have bruises all over my feet, legs, arms. I look terrible. If my son grabs me, I get a huge bruise. I don't even know what the majority of them are from, but I look like I'm getting beaten or something. It's kind of embarrassing.
27/F Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 (symptoms for over a year before)
Asacol, Prednisone, Remicade with no success--no remission for over 2 years
8/09 colonoscopy shows that the whole colon is affected
12/18/09 Removal of colon, creation of J-Pouch and ostomy; recessed stoma; 12/30/09 Takedown too soon; RV fistula;1/9/10 Second Ileostomy Surgery;
1/25/10 Stoma Revision Surgery; 3/30/10 Takedown again; 6/9/10 Scope and Biopsy--Diagnosed with Crohns Disease (maybe...)
Tried gluten free and dairy free with no noticeable improvement; Was on TPN and IV fluids 2/10-6/10. Currently:Prednisone 40 mg, Culturelle, D, B12, Iron, Prenatal vitamin, Lomotil, Lortab, Humira, Rowasa


GLOVE
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 321
   Posted 7/4/2010 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you had any bloodwork done lately? I know when my iron is extremely low I tend to bruise more.

pam222
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 985
   Posted 7/4/2010 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I had it last time I was in the hospital a couple weeks ago. My iron, B12, and D were low but I am taking all of that now. I am definitely bruising more now than when my iron was lower
27/F Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 (symptoms for over a year before)
Asacol, Prednisone, Remicade with no success--no remission for over 2 years
8/09 colonoscopy shows that the whole colon is affected
12/18/09 Removal of colon, creation of J-Pouch and ostomy; recessed stoma; 12/30/09 Takedown too soon; RV fistula;1/9/10 Second Ileostomy Surgery;
1/25/10 Stoma Revision Surgery; 3/30/10 Takedown again; 6/9/10 Scope and Biopsy--Diagnosed with Crohns Disease (maybe...)
Tried gluten free and dairy free with no noticeable improvement; Was on TPN and IV fluids 2/10-6/10. Currently:Prednisone 40 mg, Culturelle, D, B12, Iron, Prenatal vitamin, Lomotil, Lortab, Humira, Rowasa


imagardener2
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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 7/4/2010 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I bruised on Entocort and 6mp. For me it was the suppressed immune system not low blood count.
Since stopping everything except Balsalazide I haven't bruised.
In remission April 2010 after 10 years of suffering and no remission ever
Jan 2010 started SCD diet (modified to remove dairy, fruit & juices)
Bleeding stopped in 3 days, 95% remission in 5.5 months
Diet: Gluten/grain-free, fructose-free (blueberries OK), dairy free (swiss cheese OK), starch-free
I eat: Protein(meat/fish/eggs,no soy), nuts(soaked/roasted), non-starch veggies, nut-flour muffins
Daily: fish oil, Vit D3 2000 2Xday with oil/fat, veggie juice, sunflower seeds, probiotic VSL#3
homemade yogurt and some fruit OK at 5.5 month remission :-)
Highly recommend: the book "Life without Bread" and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet


summerstorm
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 6571
   Posted 7/4/2010 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
i dont know what it was, but i still bruise very very easily, my guess is the immuran cause its a blood thinner, and even though im off my UC meds since surgery, i still take phenobarbital and still bruise and bleed easily, and its a blood thinner also.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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kops2da
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 2865
   Posted 7/4/2010 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I bruised more when taking prednisone and 6MP - not sure but my husband bruises taking prednisone so assume it was that.  I will have some bruises left from months ago - slowly fading!
ElaineNY
 
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008 Cannot tolerate mesalamines including rectal meds, etc. 
Prednisone for about 5 months - tried 6 MP with no help. 
No prescriptions now except for Cortifoam and anusol about once a week.  Now treating only with Imodium and Pepto Bismal and below....
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


Heidi39
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Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 205
   Posted 7/4/2010 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
My Mother bruises really easy so she started taking Bioflavanoids. Its basically the white part of a orange. She had big results from taking it!
Diagnosed over 14 years ago.
Started mild but now pancolitis.
Apriso, Rowasa, SCD, probiotics, tumeric, vit. d, biotin, fish oil.
Ortho, Claritin, albuterol, Celexa.
Found Rowasa and SCD through this site and am looking back on my worst flare ever. So thankful to feel almost normal again!!!


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 29649
   Posted 7/4/2010 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
You know, I've bruised very easily all my life, and there are times (depending on what I've been doing/carrying) that I bruise much more.

I have noticed as of late, that my bruising has eased up a bit.....I did start some ester C with bioflavinoids as well as increased the Vitamin D. Don't know if that's a connection, but I just realised it's not quite as bad after seeing this thread.

I would say there are lots of issues with you pam regarding this....but you have to make sure you're getting in the correct nutrients/vitamins that can help while you're on the big-gun meds....

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