it's helping my kidneys but I hate, hate, hate it! I feel all puffy and swollen, I put on 10lbs (I thought I put on more, but it was poor eyesight - from the pred- reading my scale) and I am so tired of my edema (part kidney's and part pred). My moonface is in full swing, I can feel my cheeks growing.
I really need to vent, I thought I was going to be tapering pred by this point but I am not, so I am just mad about that, I am glad to be getting better, but I seriously don't think it's the pred, you know how you just get a feeling! I think it may be the azathioprine and diovan that is helping me.......too many meds! I feel like I am faking being ok most of the time being on this stupid drug, I am not happy, I am miserable and I am annoying myself. I go to my bedroom each night to read so I don't flip out on my husband for no reason and to get away from the kitchen so I wont eat us out of house and home. I flipping hate this.
GRRRRRRRRRRRRR - thanks for listening!
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.