short round of pred?

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   Posted 12/10/2008 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm on Entocort right now, but thought I could use a short round of pred to calm things down and get me a nice and peaceful holiday  until I see my GI in January.  Has any of you been on a short round of pred? and if so, how did you taper?
Also you think there is a problem to switch from Entocort to pred?

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   Posted 12/10/2008 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
How many mgs. of Entocort are you on? If less the 9 mg, I would just increase the Entocort up to 9 mg. Otherwise, I think you really need to contact your doctor about switching to Pred. Good luck!
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.

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   Posted 12/10/2008 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I started on 10 mg about a week ago and will continue until I see my GI in January or sooner god willing. I'm tapering by 5 mg every week so...we'll see how it goes. It doesn't actually seem to be doing as much as I would like but then it hasn't since the first time I started taking it.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone(down to 10 mg), pentasa, bentyl as needed, prilosec, tandem plus, humira, and good probiotics
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.

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