uped my pred dosage

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   Posted 10/11/2007 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
went to see my gi yestie and things rnt going so great,My anemia is getting to be a concern,tried sum smaller pills but i dnt think the amount of iron them will actually help,so i may need 2 haf a iron infusion or get sum iron injections which apprantly hurt so im not wanting those.started on pentasa thats going ok and i haf uped my pred dosage to 30mg................im not sure if im happy bout this its only for a wee while but they mke me haf bad mood swing.also my gi has applied for sum otha meds think they r roids but with less side effects,but i can only b on those for a month or so due to the price and the drug company only giving it to ppl who pred dosent wrk for em or somehing like that its confusing and if that dsnt wrk then ill haf to try another drug which i have to get thru public hosptal coz its to xpensive for the private hospital to buy..............so im pretty worried at the moment just about the iron and the fact im not getting ne better.Got a new bag for all my pills the other got to small.Im getting tired of this.of being sick cant eat much atm it hurts.Cant mke gud mash potatoes tasted like crap dnt knw i managed to screw that one up. ne food ideas for low fibre low res???? thanks ppl.....sigh

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   Posted 10/11/2007 11:59 PM (GMT -7)   
i am sure you have looked at the lists for low residue diets but just in case i found this one useful http://www.dietsite.com/dt/Diets/GastrointestinalDisorders/LowResidue-FiberDiet.asp

i have been eating a lot of boiled veggies and skinless chicken in stock, pastas with seeded cooked tomatoes, ground beef or turkey, enriched rolls with the higher end deli meats. boiled eggs, egg sandwiches, canned fruit. i am also trying to keep my carbs and sodium in check being on prednisone and all but i find it virtually impossible to cover everything!!

good luck to you!
.: stephanie :.
32 y/0 female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
currently taking 40 mg prednisone and 4000mg pentasa daily

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   Posted 10/12/2007 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Eva Hope the meds bring you to feling better. I like fish like tuna and salmon on white bread. For now you might try creamed soups at least they have some flavour.Have you tried ensure or boost to up your vit. intake it also might have iron in it I cain't remember. I just got off the pred. last week and did have one bad day. I know about the mood swings they can be tiresome but I managed to get threw them. I got into feeding the birds which helped being able to watch them is relaxing. lol gail
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