Prednisone Withdrawl

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 10/5/2007 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay so if you have read the topics you know I have a question. I have been on pred since august, the highest dose was 40 mg a day. Well I have slowy been taking myself off, per doctors orders. Wednesday was my last dose at 5mg, yesterday I felt fine but today I have felt tired all day my right hip has been sore, like a pulled muscle which is possible. I did not have a appetite so I did not eat lunch which made me light headed. Could this be because I came off? Or is it a cold and all in my head.
Symptoms Of Crohn's June of '06 (21 years old 285lbs). Colonoscopy in Jan '07 no sign of Crohn's.
Surgery for a Fistula in April '07, diagnosed suggestive Crohn's in May '07. August '07 small bowel follow
through, diagnosed with Crohn's (22 years old 160lbs). On HUMIRA, Prednisone

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 10/5/2007 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Final I went off pred. Wed. too I had been on it since Jan. I have found that I am still eating but maybe not the urge I had before. No sore muscles here but I have had a real cold for 11 days now. Hope things go good for you and maybe eat a little dinner might help. Best Wishes lol gail

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 10/5/2007 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Everytime I have weaned off Pred I always have some sort of brief after effects.  Could be a cold coming on, but sounds more like the last little remnants of the Pred.

Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 10/5/2007 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I find that mood swings are bad when coming off pred. I'm tapering right now, and I feel quite sad & tired. Almost enough to up
the dose, but have decided to allow myself to wallow in self pity for awhile. Hang tight it will get better.

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts

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