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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 12/17/2007 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone. I am new here and having CD since may 2007. I live in Croatia and pepole here know a little about CD. I drink corticosteroides since may , so can someone please tell me how long patients ussually need to take it. Thank youVIEW IMAGE

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 82
   Posted 12/17/2007 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the forum!   I've never drank cortisicoids - they've always been in pill form for me.  How long I take it depends on how long a flare up is...sometimes it's only for 6 days, sometimes it's 3 months, sometimes it's been 6 months.   Everyone's different.  I think some people here on the forum have been taking steriods for years.   It just depends....
Sorry you have to be here, but good luck to you!
DX: mild to moderate Crohn's for 34 years
Additional benefits: chronic anemia, B12 deficient, peripheral neuropathy, facial mylagsia, joint pain, underactive thyriod
Current meds: Colozal, Nexium, Entocort, Flagyl, steriod cream, monthly B12 injections, Neurontin, Synthroid, Effexor ER, pain meds as needed

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1665
   Posted 12/17/2007 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
welcome. I don't know about drinking them either. what is the dosage? how are you feeling?
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. In December had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now just taking Glycolax, metamucil and vicidin as needed.

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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 4305
   Posted 12/17/2007 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome,I have never drink them either.I do hope that it is and I hope that you continue to post here.

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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 12/18/2007 3:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello! I staerted to drink corticosteroids(Medrol) with 60 mg first time when I was in hostopital and every 10 days I need to decrease dose for 4 mg .When I came to 4 mg I drank it still 2 months and stopped to drink it with doctor sugesstion. All that time when I drank them I was feeling very well, but I didn`t drink them 5 days and  must go in hospital again(I have temperature, pains...). I came home from hospital before 6 days and now I`m drinking  Medrol 24 mg and felling good.         P. S. Sorry if my english is not correct, I hope that you will understand  what I wrote.   
yogaprof said...
welcome. I don't know about drinking them either. what is the dosage? how are you feeling?

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 267
   Posted 12/18/2007 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Cekmi! Sorry to hear about your CD problems, we can all relate here so I'm glad you found our forum. I am glad to hear that drinkiing the Medrol is helping you feel better. I have never had liquid form of steroids, always had pill form. I take Entocort and it is the only medication that helps with the pain and inflammation. You should ask your Dr. about the possability of trying Entocort, it may help you a lot. Please take care and let us know how you are doing!
Marci, 38 years old, Rockledge, FL
Dx with Crohn's disease March 2006, currently on bi-weekly Humira, daily 6mg Entocort, daily 2-3x 5mg hydrocodone (for pain), and daily 75mg Effexor, plus 3x per day heavy iron supplements for anemia

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