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   Posted 12/3/2009 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I just went to the dr yesterday and he said I am definitely flaring and put me back on 40mg of prednisone and increased my dose of 6mp from 75mg to 100mg. I am very concerned about this. Has anyone had any problems at this dose? I am concerned because I work in close contact with some very sick people since I work for the health dept.

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   Posted 12/3/2009 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Just make sure you are getting blood tests and having your white count monitored. I was up to 125mg once, which for my weight was over 2mg/kg. Normal dosing is 1.5 mg/kg.
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.

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   Posted 12/3/2009 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I was at 100mg at one point. My problem was the liver testing not getting sick. Keep up your blood work and have your doctor send some to Prometheus to check for therapeutic levels vs toxic levels. The dosing is a guideline and every patient is different. The only way to really tell if it is helping is by having the levels checked and Prometheus is the only lab that can do those test.

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 12/4/2009 9:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I was at 100 and had to cut down to 75 due to liver issues. Like everyone has said, just make sure to keep up on the blood work! Shouldnt be a problem!
29 year old husband and father of 2, Diagnosed with Crohns and resection surgery in Jan '09 (same ER trip), currently not winning the battle with pain, taking: 6mpPentasa, Prednisone and every vitamin possible! 

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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