Prednisone RAGE!!!

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   Posted 3/30/2009 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
smilewinkgrin  I know it isnt a laughing matter but as I look back on the hell I have given my partner the past few days Im a little tickled!...Only because I feel that the prednisone has given me super powers! And things that I normally would just take or let slide I have had the nerve to stand up and GO BANNANAS!!!
P.S. my partners a Taurus and he doesnt get things until you tell him 100 times...well on the hundredth time I tell him in the voice of a GREEK GOD!Lol

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   Posted 3/30/2009 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh the Roid Rage, you gotta love it. Maybe you need to let your partner know to come back when its safe:)
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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 and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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   Posted 3/30/2009 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I know where you're coming from... *Well, not with the partner bit... I've never had a "partner"...* But... With the whole prednisone and the mood swings... Terrible, isn't it? //^_^\\'.... Just be sure to let yourself know that it's not you, it's the prednisone... That way you don't feel so guilty... //^_^\\'
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.

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   Posted 3/30/2009 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
When i was on Pred i was happy and smiling 24/7 or maybe just 50% of the time the other 50 i was eating hehe..
Never had any mood swings. But boy i could eat a horse or two everyday i was hungry all the time.

I also started to get hair all over my body i felt like a little monkey.
I also gained 40 pounds and had the biggest moonface in history.

I thanked my boyfriend for not leaving me hehe because i am shallow and i could never be with myself the way i looked :S
24 year old female
Diagonsed with Crohns disease in December 2008..
Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort

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   Posted 3/31/2009 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Meditation helps with the roid rage.

Yoga proably does to, I am not into it.

Exercise with free weights helps also, you can work out that aggression and frustration using something positive.

Take Care
CD dx @ 13 (1987)
Prednisone 8mg every other day
Imuran 100mg day -- Stoppped March 09
Celexa 20mg day
Pain Meds -- Morphine Sulfate
Vitamins + B12 Injections Once Per Week
Gallbladder Resection -- 3/19/09 -- Fingers crossed

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   Posted 3/31/2009 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Consider yourself lucky in regards to not having any mood swings while you were on prednisone, Isergodur.... //^_^\\'... I got hit really hard in that department...

I also had acne... EVERYWHERE! On my chest, on my shoulders, all over my face, on my back, on my neck... I think I even had some on my thighs... It was awful... I gained around 20-30 pounds while I was on prednisone, but I actually didn't mind that bit... (I wish I was still the weight I was when I was on prednisone)
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.

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   Posted 3/31/2009 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I gained 50# in about 6 weeks when I was on 60mg of Pred. I was also very mellow and ate everything in sight. Huge moonface, I had to wear my husband's jeans and was also getting acne, though much milder than you described.

A friend of ours was on a much lower dose of Pred and he was a maniac! His description: He could be at home and be brutal, *know* he was being brutal and harsh with his family, making them cry and hurting feelings left and right.
And... he... just... didn't... care. Then five minutes later he'd be sitting in a corner and crying. Just bawling his eyes out.
He couldn't get a handle on it.

Everyone reacts differently.
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry......I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  No improvement with Remicade.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returned after resuming 6MP.  Changed maintenance med to Methotrexate (MTX) and had great results with IM injections.  Nausea and symptoms returning with oral MTX.  Switched back to IM injections and am slowly improving.

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