Feeling better....but what an idiot!

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 12/1/2009 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
It must have just been hormones. I feel better now. I was premenstrual, but it's never been that bad (that I can recall)
Thank you all for the support. You're the best.

Guess what I did.
I'm such a dope.
I've been having a cough that I can't get rid of since Sept. I had a cold, then the cough came. An intemittant productive cough. My allergy/asthma Dr. said it was my asthma, but I didn't believe him b/c why would it pop up suddenly after my cold. I've never ever had bad asthma-only mild-allergy induced.
He put me on an inhalant steroid and I felt better. So, I stopped. The cough came back. Then he wanted to put me on prednisone. NO WAY I said. I'll use the inhaler again.
Then I went to get a second opinion from my family Dr. After x-rays, She agreed with him and talked me into trying prednisone for it. On a fast taper. I started Sat. on 50 mg (ugh) and was supposed to taper down 10 mg every 2 days. Well yesterday, I was supposed to take 40 mg, but I accidentally took 2 times the dose. I took 80 mg! I am such an idiot! I thought the tabs were 10mg, but they were 20mg. Needless to say, I didn't sleep a wink last night, feel great and energized today, and still buzzing.
You'd think i've never been on prednisone b4 (I was on it for 4 years strait).
And I'm still coughing. confused
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
i only take vitamins now, when I WANT to. :)
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."

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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 6571
   Posted 12/1/2009 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL i did that one time too! I had what was supposed to be two weeks worth and at one week i was out, and i could not figure out what was wrong! I had been taking like 100mg!
Anyway, i hope you get better soon!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-

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