So, is there a rhyme or reason as to how doctors give medications for auto immune diseases? Since the plaquenil wasn't working fast enough for me, I went back to the rheumatologist and he put me on prednisone. Well, I thought it would just be for a short duration but he wants me to stay on 5 mgs for several more months. This stuff makes you depressed and anxious. Also at 5 mgs, it doesn't work. I called and asked for a medication change. Any thoughts on what he can or should do next for me? I need something I can take long term, not prednisone. I know t here are things like 6 mp and methotrexate. Are the side effects a lot worse than prednisone? I don't know enough about these meds to ask him about them. Any suggestions for me? thanks! We are watching the Deadliest Catch. Does anybody else like that? I think this is the tribute to the poor guy who had the stroke.
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well
IBS, high BP, fibromyalgia, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
claritin, diovan, progesterone, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, colazal, plaquenil, nexium for reflux, wellbutrin, 5 mg prednisone/day.
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA
Positive ANA, LOTS of joint pain followed by a recent set back with the colitis.