i sure do love this site. i come here quit often to read and learn. Thanks everyone for the knowledge you have given me. I have had this dd for 10 yrs. I had my large intestine removed in 02 and part of my small removed in 09. This last yr has been like heaven due to Predisone. Sure i have some bad days but that is because of DIET. I am assuming. I put a pad underneath me just incase when i sleep. You never know. i have been wanting to not use it butttttt.
i was in the hospital due to flu and chrohns flare up. After getting out i was on 60 mgs of pred. tappered down to 20 and felt great. Called gi doc and he wanted to put my on flagyl. I hate that drug, i said i would but did not. i put myslef along with family doc. on 15mg of pred every other day. This was in March of 2011. Still on 15 mg of pred. i tried to do it every other day just did not work, accidents at night and lots of b/m's. so i am still on 15 every day, i also take humira every other week with lots of over the counter vitamins. I know pred. is hard on the bone density. I had a bone density test about 3 months ago and every thing came back normal. The question i have is is it ok to be on a low dose of pred for a long periods of time? I do blood work about every other month, with good results.
Have not seen my gi doc for over a yr. No reason to i have been feeling good. Actually i am afraid to see him because of the pred useage. Gi doc's don't like that drug. Me i love it. pred usually puts weight on a person, for me no weight gain, sure could use it. no moon face, anymore that is.
Thanks for listening to me.
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