Ok, so I have a dilemma that I suspect is not unusual. I have these "flares" and then they just go away on their own. By the time I went to the doc, got my script
, my joints feel fine. Of course, the weather has been good too aka. no rainshowers in the past few days.
So, my question is, can you take short courses of prednisone just to get you out of a flare? I know you have to taper and can't just quit. I will ask my doc about this but wanted to hear what some of you might do. This is strange to feel so sick and then have it go away like magic. I also have some sort of inflammatory bowel disease and often suspect the joints act up before or with the bowel issues. So, I took the prednisone to see how it would affect my inflammatory bowel disease.
Thanks so much to everyone who was kind enough to talk to me about the weight gain stuff. I am always full of questions and people are too kind here!!!!
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well
IBS, asthma/allergies, high BP, fibromyalgia, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
claritin, singulair, diovan, progesterone, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, colazal, plaquenil back on cymbalta for pain, nexium for reflux, wellbutrin
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA
Collitis doing OK for now, it's fatigue and joint pain that are plagueing me right now!!!