Ladies: do you get worse menstrual cramps on prednisone?

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MNBeachgal
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   Posted 7/23/2012 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anybody else get horrible menstrual cramps while on prednisone? I have my period once every 12 weeks and I am in horrible pain tonight with cramps. So bad I could only hold my enema in for an hour before running to the bathroom and I always keep I in all night. This bad pain happened with my last period too in April. I've taken 1/2 a Vicodin pill and that won't even help! I hate to take more as it constipates me although I don't seem to have that issue tonight.

Does anybody else have his issue? Is it a normal side effect? I don't see how I'll sleep at all with this pain.
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jujumcm
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   Posted 7/24/2012 2:20 AM (GMT -6)   
yes me and i dont get a period because i have the mirena coil in. both times on pred i got cramps about a week after starting. The 1st time i even had a little breakthrough bleeding for a day.
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Try a hot water bottle directly on the area.
Ju

Post Edited (jujumcm) : 7/24/2012 1:23:12 AM (GMT-6)


MNBeachgal
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   Posted 7/24/2012 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I ended up taking the other 1/2 of the vicodin pill which took away most of the pain, but then I couldn't fall asleep till 2:30am!  Then at 5:30am I could feel the cramps coming back. I took my Prednisone a little after 6am and I swear that took them away. I swear it must be the drop in hormones when taking the Pred and stopping the birth control pills for a week.  I should have just kept taking the birth control pills, but I had cancer cells in my endocervix last fall and I suppose feel like I need to 'flush it all out' every few months just to get any 'bad' cells out that might be hanging around. I'm sure its irrational but I definitely don't want the cancer cells coming back.
 
I will be more than happy to not have my period till sometime in Oct after this!  The worst part is, on Prednisone I really barely even have it, other than the cramps. :(

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UC - diagnosed 1994, in remission for 10 years, currently trying to get over a flare
Meds: Prednisone 15mg; Imuran 125mg, Colazal 3 pills/3x day, 2 mesalamine enemas a day, 2 probiotics/day, iron, calcium, folic acid, L-lysine, Zyrtec, Yasmin, multi-vitamin, evening primrose oil, zinc

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   Posted 7/24/2012 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I get bad cramps and back pain on Prednisone. It also makes the blood a brownish color and a strange, pasty consistency.
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