Prednisone- my stomach is burning help!!!

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KrissyUC
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   Posted 11/9/2011 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I am having horrible heartburn, stomach burn, throat burning...even taking it witih food..is there anything else i can do? im afraid i will end up with an ulcer!!!!

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 11/9/2011 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I would call my GI and ask for advice. It is very common to have this issue while on prednisone. I never had heartburn in my life and while I was on prednisone, I was dealing with it. I am sure there are OTC products but GIs specialize in this, your GI will be able to guide you toward a solution. I took generic prilosec for a while. I should still be taking it because I have acid but I don't. I didn't find it all that helpful.
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WingZero
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   Posted 11/9/2011 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
How much food are you taking it with? I find that I have to eat quite a bit when I take it to avoid stomach problems.
26, Female

Diagnosed with Ulcerative "Pan" Colitis 1998. Was med free from 2003 onward prior to getting hit with a nasty flare August 2011. Trying to pull out of current flare and achieve remission.

Currently taking:
Prednisone .5mg and Lialda 2x/day
Dr. Weil Multivitamin
Nature's Bounty Cal-Mag-Zinc
Homemade SCD yogurt for probiotics

bhb5764
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   Posted 11/9/2011 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm having this exact problem right now. My doctor has prescribed a proton-pump inhibitor and is having me get an upper GI to check for ulcers. The PPI is helping although I still have some stomach pain. I'm tapering down, so I hope the stomach pains will start to recede.
I would definitely talk to your GI about taking an acid reducer or PPI.
Hope you feel better,
Bridget
11 years of UC
Currently taking: Asacol, Rowasa, Canasa, Humira (started 4/11), tumeric, ginger, boswellia, slippery elm, VSL#3
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quincy
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   Posted 11/9/2011 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Pred can cause high acid in the stomach, so if you have a problem with reflux, you'll have strong acid symptoms. Which....you need to protect the esophagus from erosion and other potential problems.

PPI is what you need...call the doctor asap and ask for a prescription...today.

Hope you feel better soon..

q
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!

KrissyUC
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   Posted 11/11/2011 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
He said I can take 2 Zantac per day the symptoms are on and off so I am only taking them as needed at the moment..
28 yr old female

Pancolitis since Aug 2006

Salofalk 10 pills a day

Salofalk 4g Enemas every other night starting Oct 4th 2010

Vit D, Vit C, Ultimate Flora Critical Care 2 caps at bedtime

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quincy
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   Posted 11/11/2011 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Take them in the morning before breakfast and you can try to take one at bedtime about an hour after your meds.

Be consistent, for they serve a purpose. It's not really on an as-needed basis. You should be committed to taking them while on pred.

are you taking the 150mg? if not...do start them on your next purchase.

Costco has them for an awesome price!
q
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
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