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   Posted 1/7/2008 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, the bleeding is way worse today...Dr put me on prednisone...40 for 4 then 30 for 4 etc..Hope it works, I get scoped on Wed yippie...
UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, colazel, zoloft,levoxyl, colocort enemas

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   Posted 1/7/2008 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
ugh. sorry to hear that. no fun. :(
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First Flare was February 2005. Diagnosed June 2005-left-sided Colitis, suspect it has since spread. Started 4000 mg Oral Salofalk June 2005-stopped January 2007. Remission until November 2006. Been in a flare to various degrees since November 2006 to February 2007. Currently in remission.
Presently on 0 mg Prednisone-down from 60 mg!
Weekly 4000 mg Salofalk enemas.
Daily 4000 mg Salofalk oral.
Started Omeprazole 20 mg February 2007.
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   Posted 1/7/2008 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Aww Lori, I'm sorry to hear that! Hmm maybe this will get your bleeding to stop and you can get better - hopefully? I'm wishing you luck on your scope - is it a flex sig or cscope?
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   Posted 1/7/2008 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
flex in the office... Is 40m for 4 days about average dosage?
UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, colazel, zoloft,levoxyl, colocort enemas

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   Posted 1/7/2008 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
sorry Lori!!! I hope your colon gets better very soon and you can stay of the evil pred!
Beth, 32
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ working on remission almost there
UC Diagnosed March 2000 (30 cenitmeters)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60/40mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Potassium 600mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.

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   Posted 1/7/2008 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Lori - Hang in there! I have a love/hate relationship with Pred. It works so well for me that I feel better in days, but I hate some of the side effects. To answer your question, yes, 40 mg is an average dose. I have taken Pred three separate times and have always started at 40 mg.
Current Medications:
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)
- Iron (2x per day)

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   Posted 1/7/2008 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I had to go on Pred once in the 1990s for a severe left-sided flare. My gastro started it at 40 mg daily with a comment that 60 mg daily is the maximum permissible dose. Good luck with the scope & hope the med helps you quickly. / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC; currently on 3 Colazal daily for maintenance of remission)
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