Flaring on Pred?

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 4/13/2008 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I have gone from 30mg to 5mg of pred over a 6 week period.  At 5 mg, I am having pains similar to flare ups.  Do you think I should increase the doeage for a few weeks?  I'm going on vacation in 2 weeks and was hoping to be off the pred. because of the sun.  I also look bloated and wanted my bathing suit to fit!  Any advice?

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   Posted 4/13/2008 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Ask your doctor about the increased dose. Personally I would rather buy a new bathing suit (one that fit my pred body) then suffer through a flare for the sake of vanity. As for the sun-yeah that stinks having to avoid the sun while on vacation I would use the strongest sunscreen I could find and reapply it frequently. Do lots of outdoor activities after sunset and nap at the hight of the day.

Enjoy your vacation whatever you decide.


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   Posted 4/13/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Call your GI tomorrow, but don't be surprised if he bumps it up some to avoid a flare.

It stinks, I know. I went to Disney on the dining plan for 8 nights at a point in which I wasn't eating anything solid. Oh, I was so hungry but could only take a bite or two of anything.

It's a bummer to miss out on cool parts of vacation due to the darn disease.

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 4/14/2008 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I had coffee this morning and had no pain, so I had 1/2 Subway turkey & cheese for lunch, still no pain. So maybe it was something I ate last week. I've decided to stay on the 5 mg for another week just to be sure, then go down to 2.5 the week I'm away, even though my doc said I could stop at 5. Of course, I'll have to take immodium daily. And eat light.

What makes you a veteran member? I'm fairly new to this forum and notice I'm "regular" while you are vets.
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