Dread the PRED!!!! Just got back from the GI

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redspot321
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   Posted 9/5/2007 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Im on NO meds right now but having bad cramping, abd distension, decreased bms.
 
I went to the GI today hoping to come home with a script for Xifaxian...
 
What I actually got was this, Is this pretty typical?
 
PRED 60mg day reducing 10mg every 4 days.
Asacol 3tabs 3 times a day
Flagyl which I had to beg for........
 
 
It seems like I should be off of the pred in 24 days, not to bad. Is PRED bad for you in periods of a couple of weeks?
 
I guess the abdominal distension and lack of a bm for 3 days scared him, he thinks Im impatient bound if I dont get this carrected.
 

Krysta
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   Posted 9/5/2007 1:01 PM (GMT -7)   
That sounds exactly typical. You won't notice much of, if any side effects from the prednisone being on it less then a month. You will prob feel hyper and hungry on the higher dosage, or flushed. I thought my face looked a little puffy, but no one else agreed with me on that. lol. That's the only side effects I had while on it and the longest I have been on it is 2 months. I felt a little down while tapering, but that went away really fast. You won't get any of the major side effects being on it that short of a period. Don't worry.

Now, the asacol. I have been on that since april, so about 6 months, and I am just recently starting to notice hair loss (no one can tell) and all along it has given me some joint pain. Other than that, nothing major. My problem was everytime I tapered off the prednisone, I flared again, so now I am on remicade. Third infusion scheduled for sept 13. I think it's starting to help a little.
Finally Dx- April 13 2007 (age 26) ilio-crohn's-colitis. Surgeries:appendectomy, cholecystectomy, tonsillectomy, pinidal cyst removed,emergency abdominal surgery for hemorrhaging ovary from burst ovarian cyst, LEEPcervix, emergency abdominal surgery for grapefruit sized ovarian cyst removal, D and C of uterus, lumpectomy of breast.
MEDS: remicade, prednisone, Asacol TID, protonix, metformin, buspar, trazodone, multi V, B complex, flaxseed. Vegetarian, leaning towards vegan. no nuts, seeds, or wheat.
Many allergies. Polycystic ovarian syndrome, anxiety, depression, ITP 
Every tool is a weapon if you hold it right ~ Ani Difranco
 
 


redspot321
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   Posted 9/5/2007 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Anyone know hol long before the PRED kicks in? Im already feeling jumpy, anxious.

belleenstein
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   Posted 9/5/2007 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I notice a difference within 48 hours.
Belleenstein:

30+ years living with Crohn's.


Krysta
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 9/5/2007 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
me too, within 48 hours. for me it's like a miracle drug.
Finally Dx- April 13 2007 (age 26) ilio-crohn's-colitis. Surgeries:appendectomy, cholecystectomy, tonsillectomy, pinidal cyst removed,emergency abdominal surgery for hemorrhaging ovary from burst ovarian cyst, LEEPcervix, emergency abdominal surgery for grapefruit sized ovarian cyst removal, D and C of uterus, lumpectomy of breast.
MEDS: remicade, prednisone, Asacol TID, protonix, metformin, buspar, trazodone, multi V, B complex, flaxseed. Vegetarian, leaning towards vegan. no nuts, seeds, or wheat.
Many allergies. Polycystic ovarian syndrome, anxiety, depression, ITP 
Every tool is a weapon if you hold it right ~ Ani Difranco
 
 


gachrons
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   Posted 9/6/2007 1:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi It works fast for me so hopefully you"ll get feeling better soon. Best Wishes. lol gail
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