pred, on and off

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artist guy
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   Posted 3/18/2010 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm really confused about my med's, they're driving me nuts, I've had cd for40 years but i went thru surgically induced remission a few times, now I'm on imuran 150mg and pred 20mg. but the side effects are really uncomfortable, does anybody go on and off they're med's, especially pred. right now I'm trying to go off, I cut my hand and i noticed that the imuran won't let it heal, and pred gives me constipation, which I'm not use to. I want to go off to let my hand heal and bowels get normal. I'm on SDI so i only work from home so no pressure about BR issues or gas cramps for I can lay down at my leisure. would i need to start my pred at high dose  again or just go from where I left off? as long as I don't flare up, any body else do this trial and error thing
artist guy

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   Posted 3/18/2010 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Well you need to wean down on the Prednisone. I am sure after 40 years you know not to just stop it. So maybe try going down about 5 mg every 5 days until you are off it. But do stay on your Imuran, you have had a lot of surgeries and I am sure your docs don't want you having anymore. Good luck!

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