been mia for a couple of weeks, better now

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Date Joined Jun 2004
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   Posted 1/15/2008 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't been by the past two weeks as I had a bad reaction to a medication for my crohn's disease. I was starting Imuran and became very ill over the past 10 days. I was spending every night from about 12:30 to 4:30 in the morning throwing up and having dry heaves. Yep, did it for 8 out of 10 days. I ended up in the hospital getting 3 bags of iv fluids for dehydration. I have since stopped the med and am hoping it did not do any permanent damage. The sickness stopped as soon as I stopped the med and I am finally getting my strength back.

Which I now need my strength as I was fired for missing work and have to find a new job and new insurance. Talk about being put threw the wringer. The 30mg of prednisone a day that I'm on has given me insomnia and the shakes and is messing with my anxiety some. I am having to take something to fall asleep and to stop the shaking if it gets bad. I hope to start tapering off of the pred in a couple of weeks.

Hope everyone is doing ok.

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   Posted 1/15/2008 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey bluemeanies,

I am sorry that it got so rough for you and I am sure your anxiety has gone up with this whole ordeal.  Losing you job was a low blow for sure.
I hope you can find another job soon.  You know we are all here for you so please lean on us.
Gentle Hugs


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