Prednisone and sadness

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   Posted 1/21/2010 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Can someone just remind me that these are prednisone induced emotions?  The tears have been coming for the past six hours - rationally I know that is not normal - it has to be the prednisone (obv plus the combo of not feeling well and the craziness of that) but this happens to everone else when they take this, right?  I was on 40 mg, tapered down to 15, started to flare again so am back up to 40 for the past 2 days.  Ugh.
32 yr old Female
Crohn's Colitis
DX 12/06
Currently on Remicade, trying to remember to take Multivitamin and Calcium, need to start taking Probiotics and Omega 3-6-9 and Vitamin D

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   Posted 1/21/2010 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, probably the pred. I think pred amplifies all emotions.
Cimzia, Asacol

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   Posted 1/22/2010 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep its the Pred, it sucks I know. Hugs!
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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   Posted 1/22/2010 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes it happens to everyone. But the thing that I think we all forget is that we can ask our doctors for help with the side effects if they get to be too much. The prednisone is a necessary evil, but we shouldn't have to suffer with sleepless nights and endless anxiety. Those things can, and should, be helped.

Not saying you are anyplace near that, just reminding us all to ask for help from our doctors and not try to be super human.


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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   Posted 1/22/2010 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   
it's the pred. I just recently started and am afraid of moon face, very emontional night last night for me. be strong think positive I eat alot of papaya(fresh) it's a natural digestive enzyme, so my bm's have no odor nor does my expelled gas. it's like the best med I've ever taken. I take prd for my mouth and tongue breakout. very depressing

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   Posted 1/22/2010 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I needed to hear that too. I've been getting so randomly depressed lately. Today hit me really hard and reminded me why I refuse to ever get a gun =\ I made myself work out and feel a little better but I'm still pretty crapped out. I'm glad to know that it's not just me and these stupid meds are probably making it worse. At least it gives me hope that I won't feel like a rollercoaster forever :)
"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity" ~ Horace Mann

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   Posted 1/22/2010 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had a few hopeless feeling sad days in the past few weeks too, I do find it helps to remind myself it's the medication. Generally, I am a pretty lucky person and don't have much to complain about at all but I just feel so sad sometimes! It sucks. Especially since I'm feeling alot healthier than I have in a long time right now... I'm looking forward to getting off this stuff! (And having a normal sized face again)
female 19, diagnosed crohns december 2008
entocort/pentasa previously, now prednisone & imuran, probiotics, calcium w/d3, biotin, folic acid, zinc, omega 3s, digestive enzymes & prenatal multivitamin

artist guy
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   Posted 1/22/2010 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
hey sickan.
   where do you go to school? ontario canada or ontario,cal
      I lived in calgary,alberta. for 10 years loved the socialize medical system  
   take care
         crohns since 1970 3 surgeries
           our daughter is 20 and goes to U.C. Irvine, we are way proud of her, so happy she is healthy. when she was growing up and would complain about stomach ache I would get really scared                   
artist guy

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