pain coming down on pred / grandbaby is here!!!

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   Posted 1/5/2008 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
  sad    Good morning to you all, I really hope everyone is doing better.  On dec 26, doc told me to come down on pred again, to 10mg one day then 0 the next. On andd on.  Each day it seems my pain is coming back worse. Not enough for me to un-earth the pain meds, but certainly enough for me to seriously consider it!!! Horrible gas IMMEDIATELY after eating.  Bloating (Iguess), I swell up and it hurts!! hahaha  So today was my 0 day, I took the usual 10mg. I called doc yesterday and of course he was not in, nurse can't tell me what to do but she can advise or agree if I suggest something. So...I see the doc on tuesday, in the meantime, I'll try the 10mg daily again. Am I coming off too soon or to big a dose?  I am still on 100mg Imuran daily.  I take mine in the morning with the pred cause I kept forgetting it at night. I am horrible at remembering meds at night. I couldn't seem to get self on a schedule!
  yeah   :-) Now for the good news!!  My d that has had so much trouble with carrying the baby to term delivered a healthy baby girl yesterday (1-04). Her water broke at home at 2';20am, we got to hosp at 3;30am, Jordan Drew was born at 4;22am.  Short labor, that's the way to go!! Only with the hemangioma in her brain, daughter couldn't push ANY cause it was a risk of blowing the hemangioma, that was hard on her, but baby just slid right out, doc barely got there in time to catch her!!  She weighed in at 5lbs 6ozs and 18 in long. Head full of black hair (like her mom was!). They are coming home today!! My 13th grandchild. Hopeefully my last!! hahahaha  The baby was only 3 days from being "term" actually the 28 this month was the due date. So dau did good at keeping her in there long enough!!  See ya all later!
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   Posted 1/5/2008 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   

First off, sorry you are feeling bad.  I think your doc is reducing your Pred too fast.  I think until your appt go back on the 10mg.  You should maybe try going to 5 mg for a week and then 2.5 mg for a week.  A little slower taper is usually called for.  JMHO!

And secondly, congratulations on the new grandbaby. I have 5 myself, and think they are the greatest thing.  I wish you all much joy and love with this new little one.

God Bless,

Gail *Nanners*

Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 1/5/2008 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   

Congratulations on the baby girl!! That's something to smile about.


I agree,sounds like the Prednisone taper is too quick. Feel better soon :-)

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   Posted 1/5/2008 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   

I agree on the Predinisone tapering off to fast as others have stated.

Congratulations on the Greandbaby.......hugs to all.  13 Wow yeah yeah yeah I have 7 grandchildren.  :)


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   Posted 1/5/2008 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations, 13 grandies, wow, that's a lot of birthdays to remember. Fell better soon coming off that Pred.

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   Posted 1/5/2008 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations on the new grandbaby. I was a grandmother for the first time Dec. 5th.
Your daughter did remarkably well....she must have some of your tenacity and courage.
God bless this new child and her entire family.
Hang in with your own health issues....
Love and prayers,
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.

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